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Switching XP Home Edition to XP Pro Edition

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by smcaplan, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. smcaplan

    smcaplan Thread Starter

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    It is possible to install my laptop's XP Pro disc on my PC DeskTop, since my XP Home edition is giving me a problem with DVD drive?
    Thanks in advance
    Please Help me anyone.

    My PC Info is below in case it helps to solve my problem.
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+, x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 1983 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU, 64 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 108793 MB, Free - 68679 MB; D: Total - 5681 MB, Free - 977 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., A7N8X-LA, Rev 1.xx, X312345678
    Antivirus: Norton 360
     
  2. flavallee

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    Switching from XP Home to XP Pro isn't going to solve whatever problem you're having with the DVD drive.

    You didn't say what problem you're having with it.

    They can go bad after awhile and need replacing.

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  3. smcaplan

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    Yes, I know, switching the software would be my last option. I wrote a full question yesterday, nobody answered, so I know that my hardware is working fine, because it does respond my command as far as know, its a communication between the software and DVD drive. PX.dll. I hope you can take a look at the question I placed yesterday, and I would appreciate if you can help in this matter.
    Thanks for your time and your reply
     
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    I read your other thread.

    Installing and buying and using Perfect Optimizer was a bad move. Those type of programs are a rip-off and can cause even more damage by removing or changing crucial registry entries. Stay away from them, no matter what they claim they can do.

    They may be some sort of conflict with whatever software you're using with that DVD drive.

    Here is some reading about PX.DLL errors:

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/px-dll-not-found-missing-error.htm

    http://ezinearticles.com/?How-To-Fi...oxio-and-Sonic-Solutions-Error-Fix&id=5378831

    Ignore any advice about using a registry cleaner.

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  5. smcaplan

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    Thank you so much, I was trying to get in touch with that company, nobody answered my e-mails, so I just applied for a refund, I have to wait up to 2 business day for their reply.
     
  6. flavallee

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    You're welcome. :)

    Don't hold your breath getting a refund. :eek: If you paid for it via credit card, contact your credit card company and advise them to decline to pay it - if they will.

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  7. smcaplan

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    I already did... Before they block the payment they asked me to call them, so I did, they will be back on Monday (surprise). But also I visited the bank who I paid through my cc. I will see.
    I really do appreciate your help.
     
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