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New system came with XP Home, however when I try to install an older CD of
XP Professional Upgrade, it says I can't because the Pro version is older
than the newer Home version.

Any suggestions?

Like to avoid going out and buying a new copy of Pro.

Also does a copy of windows need to be on the machine first? Or does it just
need to check the windows cd?

Any advice would be great..thanks.

Frank
 

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frank wrote:

> New system came with XP Home, however when I try to install an older CD of
> XP Professional Upgrade, it says I can't because the Pro version is older
> than the newer Home version.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Like to avoid going out and buying a new copy of Pro.
>
> Also does a copy of windows need to be on the machine first? Or does it just
> need to check the windows cd?
>
> Any advice would be great..thanks.
>
> Frank
>
>

No, an OS does not need to be installed to use the XP Pro upgrade. It
will ask for qualifying media. Insert the qualifying CD, then install
Xp Pro.

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It's because the computer is new and has sp2 install in it. You would have to
slipstream your xp pro cd with sp2 on it. Go here to
Http://unattended.msfn.org and go to beginning and do steps 1 and 2 and then
go to http://unattended.msfn.org/global/cdimage.htm
and follow the steps to download the 3 files and to make an new image cd and
burn it to a disc. it should work now.
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"frank" wrote:

>
> New system came with XP Home, however when I try to install an older CD of
> XP Professional Upgrade, it says I can't because the Pro version is older
> than the newer Home version.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Like to avoid going out and buying a new copy of Pro.
>
> Also does a copy of windows need to be on the machine first? Or does it just
> need to check the windows cd?
>
> Any advice would be great..thanks.
>
> Frank
>
>
>
 
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With home copy on the machine xp wont require an older windows os cd.
However,i'd leave youre pro cd as is,first you cant upgrade home to pro,the
"upgrade" is for older windows os.Also,microsoft specifically states,you need
to do a clean installation if pro replaces home.With home on the
computer,boot
to xp cd,select install xp,new copy,delete the partition (home),create
one,then
xp formats and installs xp pro,solo.

"frank" wrote:

>
> New system came with XP Home, however when I try to install an older CD of
> XP Professional Upgrade, it says I can't because the Pro version is older
> than the newer Home version.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Like to avoid going out and buying a new copy of Pro.
>
> Also does a copy of windows need to be on the machine first? Or does it just
> need to check the windows cd?
>
> Any advice would be great..thanks.
>
> Frank
>
>
>
 
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"frank" <frankmcma @ yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> New system came with XP Home, however when I try to install an
> older CD of XP Professional Upgrade, it says I can't because
> the Pro version is older than the newer Home version.


You have SP2 installed, and your XP Professional Upgrade is
without it, so is an older version than what's installed.



You have two choices:

1. Uninstall SP2, do the upgrade, then reinstall SP2.



2. Create a slipstreamed version of XP Professional, including
SP2, and use it. See

http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=7262

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In news:6B841028-FBDF-4435-BFD4-7110A6CAE067@microsoft.com,
Andrew E. <eckrichco@msn.com> replied with a ;-)
> With home copy on the machine xp wont require an older windows os cd.
> However,i'd leave youre pro cd as is,first you cant upgrade home to
> pro,the "upgrade" is for older windows os.Also,microsoft specifically
> states,you need to do a clean installation if pro replaces home.With
> home on the computer,boot
> to xp cd,select install xp,new copy,delete the partition (home),create
> one,then
> xp formats and installs xp pro,solo.

Andrew,
Please stop giving wrong information about upgrading Home to Pro. It is a
viable upgrade path.
Please show me where MS specifically states,you need to do a clean
installation.
This problem was due to the version being older. Simply slipstream SP2 into
the old Pro and it will upgrade just fine.
Click on the link below, or copy and paste the link into the address box
if using the web based newsgroup.
Setup cannot continue because.....newer...version.
#29 on the FAQ list.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html
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"Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote in message
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> With home copy on the machine xp wont require an older windows
> os cd.
> However,i'd leave youre pro cd as is,first you cant upgrade
> home to pro,the
> "upgrade" is for older windows os.


You've been told this before. The above is absolutely incorrect.
Upgrading from Home to Professional is not ony possible, it's the
easiest and most likely successful of all possible upgrades.


> Also,microsoft specifically states,you need
> to do a clean installation if pro replaces home.


Completely false! Show us a link to where Microsoft says that.

Stop giving out bogus information! For the correct answer, read
my reply and Michael Stevens's.

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Yikes..did not know there would be so much hoop jumpin'

I can't uninstall SP2, at least it does not show up in the uninstall
programs list. This was a brand new copy of XP Home installed, which I
assume has SP2 and everything else built in.

As for creatings CDs and all that, like to avoid it.

How about loading an older OS? Ihave NT, 2000, 98, etc. Install that and
then upgrade to XP Pro?

I'd like to make this easy...I almost feel like just buying a new copy of XP
Pro..certainly would be quicker.

Any other suggestions??

Frank

"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
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> "frank" <frankmcma @ yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:5imWe.79067$EX.60140@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>
>> New system came with XP Home, however when I try to install an older CD
>> of XP Professional Upgrade, it says I can't because the Pro version is
>> older than the newer Home version.
>
>
> You have SP2 installed, and your XP Professional Upgrade is without it, so
> is an older version than what's installed.
>
>
>
> You have two choices:
>
> 1. Uninstall SP2, do the upgrade, then reinstall SP2.
>
>
>
> 2. Create a slipstreamed version of XP Professional, including SP2, and
> use it. See
>
> http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=7262
>
> --
>
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
 
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"frank" <frankmcma @ yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Yikes..did not know there would be so much hoop jumpin'
>
> I can't uninstall SP2, at least it does not show up in the
> uninstall programs list. This was a brand new copy of XP Home
> installed, which I assume has SP2 and everything else built in.
>
> As for creatings CDs and all that, like to avoid it.


Your choice, but you said you want to make it easy. Creating a
slipstream CD *is* easy. Your suggestion would make it *much*
harder.

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Please reply to the newsgroup


> How about loading an older OS? Ihave NT, 2000, 98, etc. Install
> that and then upgrade to XP Pro?
>
> I'd like to make this easy...I almost feel like just buying a
> new copy of XP Pro..certainly would be quicker.
>
> Any other suggestions??
>
> Frank
>
> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
> news:u4563rkuFHA.2312@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> "frank" <frankmcma @ yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:5imWe.79067$EX.60140@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>>
>>> New system came with XP Home, however when I try to install
>>> an older CD of XP Professional Upgrade, it says I can't
>>> because the Pro version is older than the newer Home version.
>>
>>
>> You have SP2 installed, and your XP Professional Upgrade is
>> without it, so is an older version than what's installed.
>>
>>
>>
>> You have two choices:
>>
>> 1. Uninstall SP2, do the upgrade, then reinstall SP2.
>>
>>
>>
>> 2. Create a slipstreamed version of XP Professional, including
>> SP2, and use it. See
>>
>> http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=7262
>>
>> --
>>
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>>
>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>>
>>
>
>
 
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Here is a easier solution less steps
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4324.html
download nlite and it will add sp2 into the xp pro copy and it will burn
that's thwe way you got to go ok thanks.
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Thanks

Matthew Senecal


"frank" wrote:

>
> Yikes..did not know there would be so much hoop jumpin'
>
> I can't uninstall SP2, at least it does not show up in the uninstall
> programs list. This was a brand new copy of XP Home installed, which I
> assume has SP2 and everything else built in.
>
> As for creatings CDs and all that, like to avoid it.
>
> How about loading an older OS? Ihave NT, 2000, 98, etc. Install that and
> then upgrade to XP Pro?
>
> I'd like to make this easy...I almost feel like just buying a new copy of XP
> Pro..certainly would be quicker.
>
> Any other suggestions??
>
> Frank
>
> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
> news:u4563rkuFHA.2312@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > "frank" <frankmcma @ yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > news:5imWe.79067$EX.60140@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >
> >> New system came with XP Home, however when I try to install an older CD
> >> of XP Professional Upgrade, it says I can't because the Pro version is
> >> older than the newer Home version.
> >
> >
> > You have SP2 installed, and your XP Professional Upgrade is without it, so
> > is an older version than what's installed.
> >
> >
> >
> > You have two choices:
> >
> > 1. Uninstall SP2, do the upgrade, then reinstall SP2.
> >
> >
> >
> > 2. Create a slipstreamed version of XP Professional, including SP2, and
> > use it. See
> >
> > http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=7262
> >
> > --
> >
> > Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> >
> > Please reply to the newsgroup
> >
> >
>
>
>
 

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"Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message
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> frank wrote:
>
>> New system came with XP Home, however when I try to install an older CD
>> of XP Professional Upgrade, it says I can't because the Pro version is
>> older than the newer Home version.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>>
>> Like to avoid going out and buying a new copy of Pro.
>>
>> Also does a copy of windows need to be on the machine first? Or does it
>> just need to check the windows cd?
>>
>> Any advice would be great..thanks.
>>
>> Frank
>
> No, an OS does not need to be installed to use the XP Pro upgrade. It
> will ask for qualifying media. Insert the qualifying CD, then install Xp
> Pro.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

OK..this i like...

So how do I erase the drive? I used to do this in DOS with a floppy..but I
don't remember the commands...and well..I don't have a floppy now anyway :)

I can create a bootable CD...any ideas?

Like to wipe the drive, install the (old) Win XP Pro, insert qualifying
media (now..will XP Home with SP2 work to qualify?) and then go from
there...

Frank
 

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I know a lot of you are saying its a piece of cake, just quickly produce a
slipstreamed version of XP Professional...I just think its a lot of work
that typical consumer should not have to do...and it is a lot of steps..plus
I sonic cd something and not nero..etc...

Frank


"frank" <frankmcma @ yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message
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>> frank wrote:
>>
>>> New system came with XP Home, however when I try to install an older CD
>>> of XP Professional Upgrade, it says I can't because the Pro version is
>>> older than the newer Home version.
>>>
>>> Any suggestions?
>>>
>>> Like to avoid going out and buying a new copy of Pro.
>>>
>>> Also does a copy of windows need to be on the machine first? Or does it
>>> just need to check the windows cd?
>>>
>>> Any advice would be great..thanks.
>>>
>>> Frank
>>
>> No, an OS does not need to be installed to use the XP Pro upgrade. It
>> will ask for qualifying media. Insert the qualifying CD, then install Xp
>> Pro.
>>
>> --
>> Rock
>> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>>
>
> OK..this i like...
>
> So how do I erase the drive? I used to do this in DOS with a floppy..but I
> don't remember the commands...and well..I don't have a floppy now anyway
> :)
>
> I can create a bootable CD...any ideas?
>
> Like to wipe the drive, install the (old) Win XP Pro, insert qualifying
> media (now..will XP Home with SP2 work to qualify?) and then go from
> there...
>
> Frank
>