Upgrading XPHome to Professional

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What's the proceedure for upgrading from XPHome to Professional?
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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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    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
    Microsoft Newsgroups

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

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    "JohnG" wrote:

    | What's the proceedure for upgrading from XPHome to Professional?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    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:
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    >> 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/upgrading/matrix.asp
    --
    Michael Stevens MS-MVP XP
    xpnews@bogusmichaelstevenstech.com
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com
    For a better newsgroup experience. Setup a newsreader.
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/outlookexpressnewreader.htm


    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/upgrading/matrix.asp
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