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April 13, 2005 8:25:25 PM

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What's the proceedure for upgrading from XPHome to Professional?
Anonymous
April 13, 2005 8:29:18 PM

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Thier is no upgrade from home to pro,the upgrade is for prior windows
OS....Youre best bet,boot to xp pro cd,select,install xp,new copy,delete
the partition (xp home),create one,then xp formats the hd and installs
auto...

"JohnG" wrote:

> What's the proceedure for upgrading from XPHome to Professional?
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Anonymous
April 13, 2005 8:37:27 PM

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An upgrade to Windows XP Pro will not affect your current programs or files
if you use the following procedure:

1. Purchase a conventional "Retail Upgrade Version" of Windows XP Professional.
2. Uninstall your antivirus program.
3. Perform a backup of your important documents and files to a CD.
4. Disconnect all hardware peripheral devices, except the monitor, keyboard and mouse.
5. While running Windows XP Home, insert the Windows XP Pro CD in the drive and select
the default "Upgrade" setup option. [Do not select "New Installation"]
6. Visit the Windows Update site to download all the critical updates.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"JohnG" wrote:

| What's the proceedure for upgrading from XPHome to Professional?
Anonymous
April 13, 2005 9:20:55 PM

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In news:2B0EA0CC-3AD1-460E-98D1-287F29A46794@microsoft.com,
Andrew E. <eckrichco@msn.com> respectfully replied ;-)
> Thier is no upgrade from home to pro,the upgrade is for prior windows
> OS....Youre best bet,boot to xp pro cd,select,install xp,new
> copy,delete the partition (xp home),create one,then xp formats the hd
> and installs auto...
>
> "JohnG" wrote:
>
>> What's the proceedure for upgrading from XPHome to Professional?

Don't listen to Andrew E, he is wrong and unless he is just misinformed, he
is purposely trying to give harmful information. Take any advice from him as
potentially malicious and harmful.
You can use a XP Pro upgrade to upgrade Home to Pro.
Upgrade paths for XP upgrade versions.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/upgrad...
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