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#1 dtop

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 02:08 PM

I am presently running Windows ME and have recently had Verizon FIOS installed. I have been trying to download MSN Premium with no success. The last Verizon tech rep I spoke to said that Windows ME can't support MSN Premium. He told me to upgrade to XP Home. I just read in the forum that someone else was upgrading and was told to upgrade to XP Pro. The rep looked at my computer configuration and he said it would support XP Home. If my computer would support XP Home would it also support XP Pro. And what software would I purchase? And is there anything else I should know before attempting the upgrade..
Thank you for any help :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 04:13 PM

Difference between XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...ls/wxpdifs.html

Windows XP Comparison Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/how.../choosing2.mspx

Windows XP Pro Advisor (will inform you if Win XP Pro will be able to be installed on your computer)
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/upg...ng/advisor.mspx

Windows XP Home Advisor
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/up...ng/advisor.mspx

Is your computer able to support Win XP
Get Step-by-Step Information
Review the "Getting Started" guide, which provides essential information on upgrading to and installing Windows XP. Remember to run antivirus software before you upgrade as described in this Knowledge Base article.

Check Your System Requirements
Make sure your computer is ready for Windows XP.
Find Out If Your system will support XP
Check to see if your current version of Windows is eligible to upgrade to Windows XP.
Make Sure Your Hardware and Software Are Compatible

Use the compatibility search tool or download the Upgrade Advisor to make sure your system, devices, and software will work with Windows XP, and install updates if available.

Get Step-by-Step Information
Review the "Getting Started" guide, which provides essential information on upgrading to and installing Windows XP. Remember to run antivirus software before you upgrade as described in this Knowledge Base article.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/up...ng/default.mspx

Even though the published minimum requirement for Ram is far lower, XP will not run well with less than 512mb Ram. If everything else checks out ok do yourself a favor and update your Ram to at least 512mb.

Formating your hard drive and doing a fresh installation of XP is far better than using an upgrade installation, and format in NTFS because XP will operate much better and have more security features using NTFS instead of FAT32.

How to perform a Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

Edited by Enthusiast, 11 October 2006 - 04:18 PM.





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