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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 4:20:19 PM

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I have a pirated copy pf XP Pro. .......big mistake. Can I buy the Home
Edition & put it on top or would I have to remove Pro first? I didn't need
Pro in the first place & a good lesson learned here.....buy my own :-)
Thanks for any help
......seaweed

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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 4:20:20 PM

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You cannot install Windows XP Home Edition over an existing
Windows XP Professional installation. A "clean install" of
Windows XP Home Edition is required.

Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"seaweed1317" wrote:

| I have a pirated copy pf XP Pro. .......big mistake. Can I buy the Home
| Edition & put it on top or would I have to remove Pro first? I didn't need
| Pro in the first place & a good lesson learned here.....buy my own :-)
| Thanks for any help
| .....seaweed
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 4:20:20 PM

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In news:o vzjm3fkFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
seaweed1317 <slynn@sympatico.ca> typed:

> I have a pirated copy pf XP Pro. .......big mistake. Can I buy
> the
> Home Edition & put it on top or would I have to remove Pro
> first? I
> didn't need Pro in the first place & a good lesson learned
> here.....buy my own :-) Thanks for any help


Sorry, you're out of luck. Professional to Home is a downgrade,
and downgrades aren't supported. You'll have to do a clean
installation of XP Home.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 2:28:28 AM

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You have to perform a clean installation to install XP Home.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

seaweed1317 wrote:
> I have a pirated copy pf XP Pro. .......big mistake. Can I buy the Home
> Edition & put it on top or would I have to remove Pro first? I didn't need
> Pro in the first place & a good lesson learned here.....buy my own :-)
> Thanks for any help
> .....seaweed
>
>
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