Yes it will search for the qualifying OS - and if it doesn't find it, it'll ask you to insert the qualifying media (CD) before it will continue. This makes it a bit of a crap shoot unless you've done your homework prior to attempting the installation.
For example, we tried to upgrade XP Media Center Edition to XPPro at work on a new Gateway laptop for a customer. He had purchased the upgrade version of XPPro and it wouldn't install. It turns out that MCE to Pro is not a supported upgrade path - but the error messages didn't tell us this. It took a phone call to Microsoft before we figured it out
So there he was, stuck with an upgrade copy of XPPro and couldn't use it (we did manage to find a workaround - but it only works on Gateways and eMachines).
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