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Replacing Xp Home With Xp Pro

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#1 cooliebai


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Posted 25 October 2006 - 09:23 AM

Hi guys,

I just purchased a Toshiba laptop, it came with windows xp home installed on it, I never used home edition i always used xp pro on my old desktop. I've read about how xp home has wireless connection problems in the office or at scchool or sothing like that. So i want to switch over to xp pro again.

I asked the guy i boght the laptop from and he said "you need the xp pro cd, and you will need toshiba drivers"

I thought all i had to do was jsut reformat and then install xp pro, good thign I asked, but i also want to knwo if this was true, what the guy said?

I do not have an xp home reinstall cd, could someone explaine how i would go abotu reformatting my computer and instead of installing xp home I want to instal xp pro since I already have teh reinstall cd for it.

Thankyou very much, also if the installation of xp pro does not require any drivers or anythign and is jsut like i always used to reformat and install xp then please let me know.

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:51 AM

You can just boot from the XP Pro installation cd, format the drive (NTFS advised) and install Pro.

You can download the Toshiba drivers and burn them to floppies or a cd beforehand if you don't have Toshiba's driver cd.

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 07:51 PM


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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:24 AM

I have a Toshiba M45 with XPHome and it works quite well. No real problems with it since I reformatted and reinstalled XPHome without the Toshiba tools. You will have to install Toshiba drivers if you use a "plain" XPPro CD.
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