So I am surfing around my new computer when I come across a file folder titled 953e32e14d369ce2f9f2333a1d2a. I open it and find xpsp1hfm and three other folders. The xpsp1hfm is an executable file that I presumes loads SP1 onto the computer. Can I use this on another computer? This is from an XP Home edition, but I want to run it on a XP Professional.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by pata on 10/02/03 08:26 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
You'll need to change the product key and set up the OS as being activated before SP1 or SP1a can be installed without problems, if the version of WinXP you have is hacked, or the corporate edition. That's assuming that you need the service pack, and in most situations, IMHO ... you don't.