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Upgrade WinXP Home Sp2 to WinXp Pro

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Anonymous
December 10, 2004 2:01:44 AM

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Can someone direct me to the KB or other help on
upgrading XP Home to XP Pro when Home has XP2
installed.

I don't have a FULL Pro XP 2, just the Full SP1 and
the upgrade SP2 so when I try to "upgrade" with SP1
it complains of a lesser version (since Home is already
at SP2.)

I suppose my options include:

1) Uninstalling SP2 before the upgrade

2) Slipstreaming an installation point of XP Pro to SP2

Are there simple options for doing this?

--
Herb Martin
Anonymous
December 10, 2004 3:19:08 AM

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Herb;
Those are the correct and simple options.
Unless you want to perform a Clean Installation of Windows XP Pro then
install SP-2.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"Herb Martin" <news@LearnQuick.com> wrote in message
news:%23SdIAWn3EHA.1400@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Can someone direct me to the KB or other help on
> upgrading XP Home to XP Pro when Home has XP2
> installed.
>
> I don't have a FULL Pro XP 2, just the Full SP1 and
> the upgrade SP2 so when I try to "upgrade" with SP1
> it complains of a lesser version (since Home is already
> at SP2.)
>
> I suppose my options include:
>
> 1) Uninstalling SP2 before the upgrade
>
> 2) Slipstreaming an installation point of XP Pro to SP2
>
> Are there simple options for doing this?
>
> --
> Herb Martin
December 10, 2004 4:06:29 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Herb Martin wrote:

> Can someone direct me to the KB or other help on
> upgrading XP Home to XP Pro when Home has XP2
> installed.
>
> I don't have a FULL Pro XP 2, just the Full SP1 and
> the upgrade SP2 so when I try to "upgrade" with SP1
> it complains of a lesser version (since Home is already
> at SP2.)
>
> I suppose my options include:
>
> 1) Uninstalling SP2 before the upgrade
>
> 2) Slipstreaming an installation point of XP Pro to SP2
>
> Are there simple options for doing this?
>

http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
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Anonymous
December 10, 2004 10:06:48 AM

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"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
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> > I suppose my options include:
> > 1) Uninstalling SP2 before the upgrade
> > 2) Slipstreaming an installation point of XP Pro to SP2

> Herb;
> Those are the correct and simple options.
> Unless you want to perform a Clean Installation of Windows XP Pro then
> install SP-2.


Thanks to all respondents.

I found the required upgrade disk (I believe) so that skips
some steps.

So I now have a (real) WinXP w/ SP2 CDROM and will
try that later today.

Thanks again.

--
Herb Martin


>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
>
>
> "Herb Martin" <news@LearnQuick.com> wrote in message
> news:%23SdIAWn3EHA.1400@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > Can someone direct me to the KB or other help on
> > upgrading XP Home to XP Pro when Home has XP2
> > installed.
> >
> > I don't have a FULL Pro XP 2, just the Full SP1 and
> > the upgrade SP2 so when I try to "upgrade" with SP1
> > it complains of a lesser version (since Home is already
> > at SP2.)
> >
> > I suppose my options include:
> >
> > 1) Uninstalling SP2 before the upgrade
> >
> > 2) Slipstreaming an installation point of XP Pro to SP2
> >
> > Are there simple options for doing this?
> >
> > --
> > Herb Martin
>
>
Anonymous
December 10, 2004 2:00:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Start/Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs/scroll down towards the
bottom and find "Windows XP Service Pack 2"/click it to highlight
it/click "Remove'. After removal completes, install your upgrade to XP
Pro/then re-install Service Pack 2/then go to the Windows Update site.
Fool around with slipstreaming AFTER you get Prof up and running. Then
use it the next time you have to re-install XP [that time always comes].
Gene K

Herb Martin wrote:
> Can someone direct me to the KB or other help on
> upgrading XP Home to XP Pro when Home has XP2
> installed.
>
> I don't have a FULL Pro XP 2, just the Full SP1 and
> the upgrade SP2 so when I try to "upgrade" with SP1
> it complains of a lesser version (since Home is already
> at SP2.)
>
> I suppose my options include:
>
> 1) Uninstalling SP2 before the upgrade
>
> 2) Slipstreaming an installation point of XP Pro to SP2
>
> Are there simple options for doing this?
>
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