Upgrade or full version of XP Home?

  InCog 07:20 19 Feb 2003

Can someone explain the difference between - in this case - the upgrade and full version of XP? I've just formatted my hard drive and plan to install XP Home version. I assume that the upgrade only works if installed over an existing version of a Windows OS (in my case Me) and since an upgrade is half the price of the full version, should I re-install Me and then upgrade to XP straightaway on a relatively clean drive? Or should I pay extra and get the full version?However, will the upgrade version work if at some stage I have to format my hard drive again and need to re-install XP?

  james1` 07:33 19 Feb 2003

i installed update on reformatted hard drive blank.all that happened was xp asked for win 98se product key which of course i had.then every thing went hunky dory

  InCog 07:35 19 Feb 2003

Thanks James. This seems like the way to proceed.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review

What went wrong at the Designs of the Year 2017

iPhone X news: Release date, price, new features & specs

Comment utiliser Live Photos ?