O/S Installation question

  BEARBEE 16:37 25 Jul 2008

I have a P.C. running XP Home, I have the original 25 digit code but I have no XP Home O/S disc, I do however have an XP Pro O/S disc.
The question is, if I install XP Pro on the system and use the 25 digit key to register it then will it update as originally the 25 digit key was for an XP Home O/S - hopw I've explained this properly. I suppose I'm effectively just upgrading from XP Home to XP Pro so is this allowable ?

  skidzy 16:40 25 Jul 2008

Highly unlikely Bearbee.

The license key is tied to the xp edition you have installed.

  MAT ALAN 16:40 25 Jul 2008

Won't work and NO!!!!

  MAT ALAN 16:40 25 Jul 2008

Hey skidz me old rap jap flappy....Hows it suspended!!!

  BEARBEE 16:47 25 Jul 2008

OK thanks, thought that was the answer, so to get my system running then I will need to buy a new XP Home O/S disc or borrow one from someone - are those my options ?

  skidzy 16:48 25 Jul 2008

Still hanging in there me ol mucker,hope your ok mate :-)

  skidzy 16:49 25 Jul 2008

Borrow a xph disc and use your license key.

Just curious,did you ever have a xph disc ?

you maybe lucky and be able restore your computer from a recovery/restore partitionif one exists.

  MAT ALAN 16:50 25 Jul 2008

Bearing up my friend, Bearing up!!! (bought two bears yesterday)lol

All ya need to do is borrow a copy of XP home BEARBEE you can then use the code...

  BEARBEE 16:51 25 Jul 2008

No I never had a disc with it so I will need to borrow a disc.

  skidzy 16:55 25 Jul 2008

How did your current os get installed ?

Preinstalled from the shop ?
Is this a self build computer or bought from a shop ?

Make and model of the computer please.

Just for starters,turn off the computer and once you press the start button...continually tap F11 to see if you have the restore option,possibly F10.

Backup anything important first !!

  BEARBEE 17:08 25 Jul 2008

skidzy - F10 took me to the BIOS and it says that recovery boot is enabled - for some more information on this please ave a look here and see if you can help please click here

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