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Win XP Pro on top of XP Home

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mnahmia, Apr 24, 2004.

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  1. mnahmia

    mnahmia Thread Starter

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    Can Pro be installed on top of XP home or do I need to do a clean install? :confused:
    Thanks
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Easiest upgrade that there is and the least prone to problems.
     
  3. mnahmia

    mnahmia Thread Starter

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    You mean no need for clean install?
    Thks
     
  4. crjdriver

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    You should note that if you have sp1 installed on home, you should use an xp disk with sp1. MS does not recommend upgrading home with sp1 to pro without sp1.
     
  5. mnahmia

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    I have xp home with latest sp1 upgrade installed.If I buy a new Win Xp Pro disk,can I then install on top of XP home?
    Understand the newer Win Xp Pro program already includes the sp1 upgrade.
    Thks
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Yes. The upgrade should go very smoothly. Recent versions of XP will already have SP1a included. You can simply do a "repair" installation with the Pro CD and keep all your settings the way they are now, as well as all your programs.

    The drivers for your hardware are already there in Home (vanishingly few drivers are different in Pro than in Home). The entire process should be over in less than 45 minutes :D.
     
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