Hey guys i have a question? Can i install an older windows xp pro edition with out service pack 2 over a newer version of windows xp home edition with service pack 2 and still have the service pack 2 from newer home edition on my upgrade on my older pro edition if i try to install it? Will it work?
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Z - About the only thing that comes to mind why someone would actually want to do that is to attempt to get PAE working for more address space... If I recall correctly, that was nuked in SP2 by MSFT hard coding memory limits to prevent issues with people activating PAE extensions on non-server side editions of the OS.
Ok... just wondered. If you needed to join a domain or some other thing that you can't do with Home, then I could understand the effort. You also have the option of slipstreaming SP2 into the copy of Pro that you have... but again, don't think you could do an upgrade.
Lol ! Home doesn't have the my recent documents option on start up either, but that isn't important , just thought i would post that because it's really the only thing that i have noticed that it doesn't have.