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Upgrading from XP home to PRo

By toffeapple
Apr 26, 2006
  1. JUst wondering if anyone has upgraded from home to pro and what problems i should look out for....I was gonna chance it from an OEM disk (PC is a home build) I have..anyone ever tried this?
     
  2. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    i also have a home made pc that i loaded with oem xp-pro. just install the xp-pro. before doing so, go into bios, in boot sequence, choose "boot from cd first". then save the settings (your xp-pro cd should be in cd drive). and continue the prompts. i tried mine with no os on the pc. and booted right up from the oem cd. post back results.
     
  3. toffeapple

    toffeapple TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 152

    yeah man ive done loads of installs but i my question was really can i ugrade with an oem disk for home to pro?
     
  4. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    yes.
    i have upgraded from 98-se to xp-pro. when oeo-xp install starts, it knows that there is some "os" on the machine. so, it tries to install an "upgrade". if there's no os, then it will install a complete os. that's how it works. it doesn't matter if it's home-xp or 98-se. they're both on the authorized upgrade path.
     
  5. toffeapple

    toffeapple TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 152

    cheers dude
     
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