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Upgrade Laptop to XP Pro?

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
October 1, 2004 11:34:38 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. Is their claim
possible?

Thanks in advance... Bob

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
October 1, 2004 11:36:09 AM

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Nope. Core is the same. XP Driver is an XP Driver.

Having said that, what they likely meant was "If you do it, don't count on
any support from us -- you're on your own"
"Bob Newman" <bobnewman@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:7hb7d.7240$pN6.994@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. Is their claim
> possible?
>
> Thanks in advance... Bob
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
October 1, 2004 6:27:01 PM

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The favorite line was "Compaq does not support that", meaning usually that
Compaq had not tested that option and, as Tom says, would not support you with
any additional tech support or help if you proceed with that option....

But their position did not mean that the option wasn't possible or that it
would not work just fine.

Dale
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October 1, 2004 7:38:42 PM

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It'll work fine as the others noted. You will get Operating System tech
support from Microsoft instead of Compaq, that's all.
HH

"Bob Newman" <bobnewman@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:7hb7d.7240$pN6.994@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. Is their claim
> possible?
>
> Thanks in advance... Bob
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
October 9, 2004 5:51:54 AM

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Different cores for the same OS?? Somehow I can see Microsoft doing that
just to get more money from the consumer.
October 9, 2004 11:17:35 AM

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Actually, you also can look at it the other way. Since XP Home is perfectly
suitable for a vast majority of home users, MS is giving a break by offering
the same core performance at lower cost.
HH

"TheGarbageGuy" <t5bos@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Different cores for the same OS?? Somehow I can see Microsoft doing that
> just to get more money from the consumer.
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
October 13, 2004 11:54:07 AM

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Actually, you also can look at it the other way. Since XP Home is perfectly
suitable for a vast majority of home users, MS is giving a break by offering
the same core performance at lower cost.
HH

Good Point HH.........Never entered my mind
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