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July 16, 2005 10:08:03 AM

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Hello,

I have a question:
I am using Windows XP Home edition. I want to use IIS and Windows XP Home
edition does not include IIS. Therefore, I'm trying to upgrade from XP home
edition to XP Professional. I have tried running the setup.exe from the
Windows Professional CD but it gives an "error: 70077, paramater
authorization failure" and I don't know why.

All I really need to know is what should I do now to upgrade from XP home
edition to XP professional? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
Sur
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 1:32:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Hi,

You would run the winnt32.exe file in the I386 folder from the disk to start
setup from within the GUI. Run winnt.exe if you are booting from a floppy
and running setup from there.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Sur" <Sur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D B561FEE-0FEF-4FDA-A5BE-FECADAB7C0D3@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> I have a question:
> I am using Windows XP Home edition. I want to use IIS and Windows XP Home
> edition does not include IIS. Therefore, I'm trying to upgrade from XP
> home
> edition to XP Professional. I have tried running the setup.exe from the
> Windows Professional CD but it gives an "error: 70077, paramater
> authorization failure" and I don't know why.
>
> All I really need to know is what should I do now to upgrade from XP home
> edition to XP professional? Any help is appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> Sur
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 2:29:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Several possibilities. Are you using setup.exe. from command line within
windows or selecting setup from CD proper?
If CD is upgrade and not auto start then setup should run from CD. If not
upgrade CD but "Full install" or "Clean install" set bios to boot from CD.
Error 70077 "parameter authorization failure" usually refers, concerning
downloads, to "host location not specified" - mean indicate no location for
the installation specified (my guess). Advice by Rick is sound.

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