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Windows Xp Home Edition To Xp Professional ?

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#1 Bonneville


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Posted 09 January 2006 - 06:24 AM

Hello, here I am again with a question.

I have a computer running Windows XP home addition, works fine, no known problems at all.
I have been bought a copy of XP Professional, can this be installed by overwriting Home edition, OR, do I need to uninstall Home edition then install professional ?

Many thanks for any advise;.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 07:22 AM

You have nothing to lose by trying this way, if it dos'nt work start afresh.

Upgrade XP Home to Pro
You can do an unattend installation of XP:
Insert a legit XP-Pro CD into your CD-ROM.
If the Welcome to Microsoft Windows screen comes up, click EXIT
Leave the CD in drive.
Now click
Type into the Open Line: D:\i386\winnt32.exe /unattend
And click OK. If your CD-ROM is not D, then replace D with your CD-ROM letter.
The only question that will be asked is the Product key.
If you just reinstall same Windows, it will ask NO questions at all. Now you need to activate.
All settings and installed programs will be saved and unchanged.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 12:30 PM

The exact procedure will (IMO) depend on the status of your XP Home installation.

If there are problems with your XP Home installation, I'd suggest a clean install (to keep from importing your old problems to the new OS).

But, if eveything is working just fine, there should be no problems with upgrading the installation.

I mention this because I upgraded my wife's system from XP Home to XP Pro (using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard and moving from one computer to another). There was a glitch in the process that left an irritating blink in the cursor that we haven't been able to fix in over a year of trying.
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