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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by ROADTOAD, Jul 11, 2006.

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  1. ROADTOAD

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    I've got a counterfeit copy of XP Pro. Given the exorbitant price Microsoft wants for one of their kits to correct the problem, I'm tempted to pick up a copy of XP Home while it's on sale at Wal-Mart. Can I install it over my XP Pro, or do I have to uninstall the XP Pro first? I know this is a basic question, but I really don't want to screw up my computer doing this. Thank you in advance.
     
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    You would need to reformat your PC and then install Home.
     
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    Thanks all. Would XP Pro do it? Assuming I could find it at a decent price. Or would I have to format my drive with that, too?
     
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    If you find a legal copy of XP-Pro, you can do an "upgrade" install over the existing copy and preserve your application installations. You'll enter the CD-Key and that will be your new key.
     
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