.... However, you need to think whether an upgrade is worth it. Will your older PC cope with the heavier demands of XP? It isn't always worth upgrading the operating system unless you have a fairly specific reason to do so.
Apologies again. Just me getting confused as per original intentions and wording.
To do an upgrade from WME to XP Home can be done, using a separate disk, to that what as been supplied for the laptop (same disk cannot be used on two computers, re Microsoft terms and conditions). Purchasing an 'upgrade' disk is not wise. Best to use a 'full' OEM or retail disk, purchased from somewhere like Ebuyer or Novatech, due to value for money, and ease of purchase.
As stated above. Depending on the specifications of the home PC, you will find XP is more hungry for resources than WME. Most likely your computer will be OK, but I would check before you attempt to make any changes.Remember also, then when you upgrade, you may well lose previous work and programs already installed. Make sure that you have pre-installed programs and driver disks or access to essential downloads available, just in case.
Apologies to everyone once again, for confusing the issues. Prescribed painkillers, tiredness and temperamental keyboard/computer, do not make a good combination for possible help and advice giving. I'll get my coat now. :O(
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