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Anonymous
August 19, 2005 10:16:05 AM

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I bought XP Pro a couple of years ago, never installed it. I recently bought
a new desk top that only had XP home, can I install my older upgrade version
on the newer XP Home edition?
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 12:21:50 PM

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

Make a new Windows XP Pro CD with SP2 slipstreamed
and then perform the upgrade installation with the new CD.

Either one of the following utilities makes slipstreaming
(integrating) SP2 into Windows XP a breeze:

Windows Slipstreaming and Bootable CD Guide
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticl...

or

AutoStreamer 1.0.33 (preferred)
http://www.wbeta.com/comments.php?shownews=1063&catid=2

Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Direct Download
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...


--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"debbiev" wrote:

| I bought XP Pro a couple of years ago, never installed it. I recently bought
| a new desk top that only had XP home, can I install my older upgrade version
| on the newer XP Home edition?
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 12:21:51 PM

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

Hi Carey: I created my new CD, it was very easy with the AutoStreamer.
Thanks. Debbie

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Make a new Windows XP Pro CD with SP2 slipstreamed
> and then perform the upgrade installation with the new CD.
>
> Either one of the following utilities makes slipstreaming
> (integrating) SP2 into Windows XP a breeze:
>
> Windows Slipstreaming and Bootable CD Guide
> http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticl...
>
> or
>
> AutoStreamer 1.0.33 (preferred)
> http://www.wbeta.com/comments.php?shownews=1063&catid=2
>
> Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Direct Download
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
>
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "debbiev" wrote:
>
> | I bought XP Pro a couple of years ago, never installed it. I recently bought
> | a new desk top that only had XP home, can I install my older upgrade version
> | on the newer XP Home edition?
>
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 1:24:30 PM

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

Hi debbiev,

Chances are that your recently purchased computer has XP with Service Pack 2
included. In order to use the older XP Pro, you would need to create an
install CD slipstreamed with SP2:
http://theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"debbiev" <debbiev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D D1AEFFD-276A-4E5A-AEDC-A4B8A08BCDE0@microsoft.com...
> I bought XP Pro a couple of years ago, never installed it. I recently
bought
> a new desk top that only had XP home, can I install my older upgrade
version
> on the newer XP Home edition?
!