XP Home to XP Pro

  I-W 23:37 30 Jul 2004
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Iv got XP home but want to update to pro. If i got a copy oy xp pro would it be a case of putting in the xp pro cd and pressing "install"?

  temp003 00:26 31 Jul 2004

While in XP Home, insert CD, choose install XP, and then choose Upgrade. This will keep your programs and data.

If you want to do a clean install, click the down arrow from the list of options and select "install a new copy (advanced)". For this option, choose later to format the C drive with NTFS file system. This way you lose all programs and data but have a fresh start. Back up first.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 01:25 31 Jul 2004

There is no reason for a home user to 'upgrade' to XP Pro...personally I would leave well enough alone.

G

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