Upgrade from Windows XP Home edition to Pro Edition.



grobledo
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
My computer came with Home Edition. I have Windows XP Pro but it was the
version before the SP 2 update was available. When I tried to install the Pro
edition, I got a message saying that I could not install XP Pro because the
version was older than the installed version. My question is this: Can I
safely install the Pro Edition and then get the SP 2 update? I don't want to
mess up my machine. I already installed all my programs. Please advise.

Harry Ohrn
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
You can integrate SP2 into your copy of XP Pro. Use the process outlined
here http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm
I have Upgrading Tips here http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/upgrade_tips.htm

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"grobledo" <grobledo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> My computer came with Home Edition. I have Windows XP Pro but it was the
> version before the SP 2 update was available. When I tried to install the
> Pro
> edition, I got a message saying that I could not install XP Pro because
> the
> version was older than the installed version. My question is this: Can I
> safely install the Pro Edition and then get the SP 2 update? I don't want
> to
> mess up my machine. I already installed all my programs. Please advise.

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
grobledo wrote:

> My computer came with Home Edition. I have Windows XP Pro but it was the
> version before the SP 2 update was available. When I tried to install the Pro
> edition, I got a message saying that I could not install XP Pro because the
> version was older than the installed version. My question is this: Can I
> safely install the Pro Edition and then get the SP 2 update? I don't want to
> mess up my machine. I already installed all my programs. Please advise.

You have two options:

1. Uninstall SP2, Install XP Pro, then install SP2.

or better yet

2. Create a slipstreamed installation CD with XP Pro and SP2. That's
not hard to do. See these links for information on how to do it:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49


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Junxiu Lee
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
I agree with Harry and Rock too.
I think autostreamer is also a good tool.

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=223562

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"Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message
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> grobledo wrote:
>
>> My computer came with Home Edition. I have Windows XP Pro but it was the
>> version before the SP 2 update was available. When I tried to install the
>> Pro edition, I got a message saying that I could not install XP Pro
>> because the version was older than the installed version. My question is
>> this: Can I safely install the Pro Edition and then get the SP 2 update?
>> I don't want to mess up my machine. I already installed all my programs.
>> Please advise.
>
> You have two options:
>
> 1. Uninstall SP2, Install XP Pro, then install SP2.
>
> or better yet
>
> 2. Create a slipstreamed installation CD with XP Pro and SP2. That's not
> hard to do. See these links for information on how to do it:
>
> http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
> http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49
>
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>


Upgrade from Windows XP Home edition to Pro Edition.