Upgradeing from XP Home to XP Pro

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I just bought a new computer with XP Home pre installed. I then bought a
Upgrade to XP Pro and when i try to upgrade the install programe for Pro sais
that a newer version of windows is already on my computer and wont let me
pick any option other then to cancel the install.

How can i get XP pro installed?
 
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XP Home really doesnt upgrade to Pro,with or w/o SP2,simply install xp pro
cd,
exit the info page,restart computer,boot to xp cd,then select
recovery,press enter
for password,then type:DiskPart In DiskPart,delete the partition (C: xp
home),
create one,then press Esc Then type:FORMAT C: /FS:ntfs When thru type:
EXIT Restart,then reboot to xp cd,this time select install xp.

"PMK" wrote:

> I just bought a new computer with XP Home pre installed. I then bought a
> Upgrade to XP Pro and when i try to upgrade the install programe for Pro sais
> that a newer version of windows is already on my computer and wont let me
> pick any option other then to cancel the install.
>
> How can i get XP pro installed?
 
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PMK wrote:
> I just bought a new computer with XP Home pre installed. I then bought a
> Upgrade to XP Pro and when i try to upgrade the install programe for Pro sais
> that a newer version of windows is already on my computer and wont let me
> pick any option other then to cancel the install.
>
> How can i get XP pro installed?

Your current install probably has either SP1 or SP2 already on it. If
that's the case, you need to either remove the SP or upgrade using a
slipstreamed XP Pro disk that already has the latest SP integrated. If
you have a CD burner you can create your own slipstreamed XP Pro upgrade
CD using the XP Pro CD that you purchased. See
http://nuhi.msfn.org/download.html for a free tool to create the
slipstream disk using your XP Pro disk plus the SP2 full download file
available from MS at
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en.
--
Tom Porterfield
MS-MVP Windows
http://support.telop.org

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Huh? You can absolutely upgrade XP Home to XP Pro.

Your computer likely came with SP 2 pre-installed, and your XP Pro CD does
not have SP 2. That's why you can't upgrade. You need to have an XP Pro CD
with SP 2.

Ted Zieglar

"Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote in message
news:AB53ABAC-6F7A-4DB3-A9BC-F878F4F85D45@microsoft.com...
> XP Home really doesnt upgrade to Pro,with or w/o SP2,simply install xp
> pro
> cd,
> exit the info page,restart computer,boot to xp cd,then select
> recovery,press enter
> for password,then type:DiskPart In DiskPart,delete the partition (C: xp
> home),
> create one,then press Esc Then type:FORMAT C: /FS:ntfs When thru type:
> EXIT Restart,then reboot to xp cd,this time select install xp.
>
> "PMK" wrote:
>
>> I just bought a new computer with XP Home pre installed. I then bought a
>> Upgrade to XP Pro and when i try to upgrade the install programe for Pro
>> sais
>> that a newer version of windows is already on my computer and wont let me
>> pick any option other then to cancel the install.
>>
>> How can i get XP pro installed?
 
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Have you tried running it as Repair Install? You might be able to upgrade
that way. See How To Run a Repair Install at this link
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm If you current setup has a SP1
or SP2 installed then a Repair Install will strip out the service pack and
you will need to reinstall SPs and Critical Updates again it afterward.

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Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"PMK" <PMK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9B3B6FFE-A320-4823-987D-28972722AF7F@microsoft.com...
| I just bought a new computer with XP Home pre installed. I then bought a
| Upgrade to XP Pro and when i try to upgrade the install programe for Pro
sais
| that a newer version of windows is already on my computer and wont let me
| pick any option other then to cancel the install.
|
| How can i get XP pro installed?