XP pro over XP home

By samster ยท 4 replies
Feb 10, 2006
  1. I know it's possible to install windows xp pro over home, but can I do it without losing any of the files that are currently on my pc?
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Welcome to techspot.

    I see you've asked an old question, but one which gets asked time and time again.

    There are many such threads if you would like to use this forums simple search facility, but if you choose otherwise, here's one such thread for you to read...

  3. MistaRip

    MistaRip TS Rookie

    just do a clean install.. it's so much better that way
  4. samster

    samster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't really get that. Can I just put the CD in and it'll just replace the old home files with the new pro one's?

    I don't want to do a clean install. And the search wasn't working for me before.

  5. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Oops - sorry. I mis-read your question.

    As far as I am aware, it is possible - either by installing on a different partition, or by "keeping the file structure intact" and choosing a folder other than windows to install to. I'm only 90% sure on this though.
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