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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
October 1, 2004 11:29:51 AM

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I have a Compaq R3120US that came with XP Home. I already own the XP Pro
upgrade and would like to install it on the laptop. Compaq says I can't do
it because the drivers they provide are for XP Home only. Sounds like a
bunch of bunk to me. I think they just want me to buy from them. Is their
claim possible?

Thanks in advance... Bob

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
October 1, 2004 11:29:52 AM

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I haven't heard of drivers for Windows XP Home not working on the
Professional version . They are almost similiar Operating Systems . You can
go ahead and try it out , but do a full backup of your files before you
proceed .

"Bob Newman" wrote:

> I have a Compaq R3120US that came with XP Home. I already own the XP Pro
> upgrade and would like to install it on the laptop. Compaq says I can't do
> it because the drivers they provide are for XP Home only. Sounds like a
> bunch of bunk to me. I think they just want me to buy from them. Is their
> claim possible?
>
> Thanks in advance... Bob
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
October 1, 2004 5:10:47 PM

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"Bob Newman" <bobnewman@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:Fcb7d.7238$pN6.2034@fed1read06...
>I have a Compaq R3120US that came with XP Home. I already own the XP Pro
> upgrade and would like to install it on the laptop. Compaq says I can't
> do
> it because the drivers they provide are for XP Home only. Sounds like a
> bunch of bunk to me. I think they just want me to buy from them. Is
> their
> claim possible?
>
> Thanks in advance... Bob
>
>
there probably right - they designed the thing - however you could try the
upgrade anyway and uninstall it when it doesn't support all the devices :-)
good luck
Alasdair
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
October 1, 2004 5:10:48 PM

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>-----Original Message-----
>
>
>
>"Bob Newman" <bobnewman@worldnet.att.net> wrote in
message
>news:Fcb7d.7238$pN6.2034@fed1read06...
>>I have a Compaq R3120US that came with XP Home. I
already own the XP Pro
>> upgrade and would like to install it on the laptop.
Compaq says I can't
>> do
>> it because the drivers they provide are for XP Home
only. Sounds like a
>> bunch of bunk to me. I think they just want me to buy
from them. Is
>> their
>> claim possible?
>>
>> Thanks in advance... Bob
>>
>>
>there probably right - they designed the thing - however
you could try the
>upgrade anyway and uninstall it when it doesn't support
all the devices :-)
>good luck
>Alasdair
>

OMG is this true ?

Then i guess i get the same problem on this Pavilion
ze4900 delivered with Home edition, ive upgraded to
Profession, but when i try to do a windows update i get
error 0x80244010 when i scans my PC.
>
>.
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
October 1, 2004 10:45:52 PM

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<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:07f201c4a7b4$dbd09b90$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>
>>
>>
>>"Bob Newman" <bobnewman@worldnet.att.net> wrote in
> message
>>news:Fcb7d.7238$pN6.2034@fed1read06...
>>>I have a Compaq R3120US that came with XP Home. I
> already own the XP Pro
>>> upgrade and would like to install it on the laptop.
> Compaq says I can't
>>> do
>>> it because the drivers they provide are for XP Home
> only. Sounds like a
>>> bunch of bunk to me. I think they just want me to buy
> from them. Is
>>> their
>>> claim possible?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance... Bob
>>>
>>>
>>there probably right - they designed the thing - however
> you could try the
>>upgrade anyway and uninstall it when it doesn't support
> all the devices :-)
>>good luck
>>Alasdair
>>
>
> OMG is this true ?
>
> Then i guess i get the same problem on this Pavilion
> ze4900 delivered with Home edition, ive upgraded to
> Profession, but when i try to do a windows update i get
> error 0x80244010 when i scans my PC.
>>
>>.
>>

probable solution uninstall xp pro upgrade
Alasdair
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