Removing SP2 - what happens to my apps?

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Hi, i'm a bit of a Noob so please forgive my ignorance.

I have a genuine copy of XP home with SP2 installed and all of my apps
etc were installed AFTER the sp2 install. However, i wish to upgrade to
XP professional as i have an education dept disk from work, but
unfortunately that copy is older than sp2 and so it won't install over
the top as an upgrade. I get an error stating that the copy of xp on
the computer is newer than on the cd.

Therefore i was am thinking of unistalling sp2, upgrading to xp pro,
then reinstalling sp2 afterwards.

My questions are:
1) If i uninstall sp2 will i lose all my apps seeing as though they
were installed AFTER the sp2 upgrade?

2) Is this going to work or should i not bother?



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    munki[/QUOTE Wrote:
    > Is XP Pro really needed?
    > If yes, then format & re-install XP Pro, Device Drivers, SP2, Windows
    > Updates, Applications & Data.
    > You do back up your data & have the CD keys for your applications don't
    > you?
    > A clean start is best, I always find applications & data I don't use
    > anymore. From your computer manufacturer you should also find updated
    > drivers for your machines bios, device divers, ect. that will work
    > better in SP2.
    > Same with patches & updates for your applications.
    > Have fun!
    > Treeman
    > "If hard work was such a great thing, the rich would have hogged it
    > all."
    > Tim Harden

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