XP Home to XP Pro

  phildux 11:20 08 Oct 2005

wanting to upgrade from Windows XP Home Edition to Windows XP Pro. if its just an upgrade will my files and software just tranfer without me doing anything i.e broadband connection, photos and othe documents

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:24 08 Oct 2005


Unless you are runnimg several computers on a domain there is no point in changig from Home to Pro.

  phildux 11:25 08 Oct 2005

i need the licensing protocol

  Boffin Boy 11:25 08 Oct 2005

Even if you are it is possible to overcome this problem...

  spuds 11:26 08 Oct 2005

When I changed from a trial version of XP Pro to a full version of XP Home, everything changed over without problems. Would suspect [I could be wrong] that the same applies for reverse action. Would also suggest that you keep some back-ups just in case.

  Boffin Boy 11:26 08 Oct 2005

sorry, missed your last post!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:29 08 Oct 2005

Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

REpair XP
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