Can you use the XP Pro CD to repair XP Home?

By ZeroCount
Jun 13, 2006
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  1. As my title suggests, can you do this?

    I have Windows XP Home Edition on my hard drive currently. My friend gave me his XP Pro CD, and I was wondering if that would still work?

    I know XP Home can't fix Pro, but Pro is newer, isn't? Ok, thanks guys.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    No, you cannot use an XP pro disk to repair an XP home installation.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    no, but you can use it to repair XP pro to XP pro - you have to know your own serial #.

    And no you cannot use it on more than one computer either with the same key (serial #) - that's piracy and also not allowed by microsoft.

    to repair XP home, you need XP home and your own serial #
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