Upgrade to XP Pro



Dave Rams
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
I am trying to upgrade from the OEM XP home addition I received with my
computer to XP Pro. But when I try to install I get error message that the
date of my XP Pro disk is older than the OEM date and stops installation.

I purchases the XP pro disk shortly before I purchased the computer to
upgrade my laptop but I didn't have enough space so I purchased a new desktop
which came with XP home installed. I am learning to program with VB.net and
want to use a server to program web programs in ASP.net but I have to have XP
Pro to set up the server. Any ideas how to get around this problem.

Thanks in advance,
Dave

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Dave Rams wrote:
> I am trying to upgrade from the OEM XP home addition I received with
> my computer to XP Pro. But when I try to install I get error message
> that the date of my XP Pro disk is older than the OEM date and stops
> installation.
>
> I purchases the XP pro disk shortly before I purchased the computer to
> upgrade my laptop but I didn't have enough space so I purchased a new
> desktop which came with XP home installed. I am learning to program
> with VB.net and want to use a server to program web programs in
> ASP.net but I have to have XP Pro to set up the server. Any ideas how
> to get around this problem.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Dave

Assuming the "date problem" actually represents the absence of SP2 from your
XP Pro disk, you will want to create a disk that "slipstreams" SP2 along
with XP Pro. These references should help:
SLIPSTREAM SP2:

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

NotMe
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
1st choice>Create a slipstreamed version of the CD with SP2 on it.
That might make it newer and allow you to proceed.
Otherwise you could add a hard drive or partition (using third party
software) and have a dual boot with XP home/Pro...or format then install

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"Dave Rams" <DaveRams@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C686E470-AA74-4261-A2D3-947AB55320AA@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to upgrade from the OEM XP home addition I received with my
> computer to XP Pro. But when I try to install I get error message that the
> date of my XP Pro disk is older than the OEM date and stops installation.
>
> I purchases the XP pro disk shortly before I purchased the computer to
> upgrade my laptop but I didn't have enough space so I purchased a new
> desktop
> which came with XP home installed. I am learning to program with VB.net
> and
> want to use a server to program web programs in ASP.net but I have to have
> XP
> Pro to set up the server. Any ideas how to get around this problem.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Dave

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
In news:C686E470-AA74-4261-A2D3-947AB55320AA@microsoft.com,
Dave Rams <DaveRams@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> I am trying to upgrade from the OEM XP home addition I received
> with
> my computer to XP Pro. But when I try to install I get error
> message
> that the date of my XP Pro disk is older than the OEM date and
> stops
> installation.
>
> I purchases the XP pro disk shortly before I purchased the
> computer to
> upgrade my laptop but I didn't have enough space so I purchased
> a new
> desktop which came with XP home installed. I am learning to
> program
> with VB.net and want to use a server to program web programs in
> ASP.net but I have to have XP Pro to set up the server. Any
> ideas how
> to get around this problem.

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



If I'm right, 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

Dave Rams
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Thanks for the reply. I tried to create a bootable disk but all the steps
specified did not work. I must have done something wrong but I have probably
tried at least 10 or more time and checked and double checked but each time I
get to the step where I Integrating the SP2 files into XP I get the following
error message every time.

Failed to copy some or all the files necessary for intergrated install.

Using run: C:\XP-SP2\i386\Update\Update.exe -S:C:\XP

Or c:\SP2\update.exe /s:c:\XP

(I tried methods noted on both sites that were suggested which the same
technique it would seem with different directories)

Please check that:
a)No network or copy errors occurred during the integration process.
b)The format of the distination director is correct.
The files to be integrated must reside in an i386 and/or ia64 or nec98
directory
(i.e. for an i386 share, if you typed "update 's:c:\cdshare", the files must
be in the c:\cdshare\i386 directory)

I have tried everything I know to check but can not get past this error.

Does anyone have any suggestions.

Thanks.
Dave

"T. Waters" wrote:

> Dave Rams wrote:
> > I am trying to upgrade from the OEM XP home addition I received with
> > my computer to XP Pro. But when I try to install I get error message
> > that the date of my XP Pro disk is older than the OEM date and stops
> > installation.
> >
> > I purchases the XP pro disk shortly before I purchased the computer to
> > upgrade my laptop but I didn't have enough space so I purchased a new
> > desktop which came with XP home installed. I am learning to program
> > with VB.net and want to use a server to program web programs in
> > ASP.net but I have to have XP Pro to set up the server. Any ideas how
> > to get around this problem.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Dave
>
> Assuming the "date problem" actually represents the absence of SP2 from your
> XP Pro disk, you will want to create a disk that "slipstreams" SP2 along
> with XP Pro. These references should help:
> SLIPSTREAM SP2:
>
> http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
> http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49
> http://www.autopatcher.com/autostreamer.html
>
>
>

Dave Rams
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Thanks for the reply Ken.

I have installed SP2 on the home version. I will uninstall and then try it
again. I did go to the site you suggested and tried to create a bootable disk
with the information there. Are you saying the fact that I have SP2
installed in the WinXP home addtion is preventing the integration of the SP2
files into the XP directory?

Dave

"Ken Blake" wrote:

> In news:C686E470-AA74-4261-A2D3-947AB55320AA@microsoft.com,
> Dave Rams <DaveRams@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>
> > I am trying to upgrade from the OEM XP home addition I received
> > with
> > my computer to XP Pro. But when I try to install I get error
> > message
> > that the date of my XP Pro disk is older than the OEM date and
> > stops
> > installation.
> >
> > I purchases the XP pro disk shortly before I purchased the
> > computer to
> > upgrade my laptop but I didn't have enough space so I purchased
> > a new
> > desktop which came with XP home installed. I am learning to
> > program
> > with VB.net and want to use a server to program web programs in
> > ASP.net but I have to have XP Pro to set up the server. Any
> > ideas how
> > to get around this problem.
>
> Presumably you have SP2 installed, and your XP Professional
> Upgrade is without it, so is an older version than what's
> installed.
>
>
>
> If I'm right, 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
>
>
>
>

Dave Rams
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
I deleted Service Pack 2 and then again tried to upgrade. The upgrade did
stall once but I was finally able to finish the upgrade. However many of my
shortcuts and programs no longer work.

After reading some knowledge base articles I find that OEM installations
have a file called Undo_guimode.txt that should not be there and must be
removed before the upgrade. None of the articles about upgrading mentioned
this. I don't have a restore disk from the OEM. Is there anyway to get these
links back and restore proper program operation.

Also I can't find any infomation on how to uninstalled Windows XP Pro in
another partition of the hard drive. I had installed this copy of Windows XP
Pro to double boot and leave XP home in place but I could never get it to
work properly so I reverted to upgrading XP home which was my first choice in
the beginning.

I now know I have done a couple of stupid things but if anyone has any
advice that would help me out of this mess I would appreciated it.

Thanks,
Dave
"Dave Rams" wrote:

> Thanks for the reply Ken.
>
> I have installed SP2 on the home version. I will uninstall and then try it
> again. I did go to the site you suggested and tried to create a bootable disk
> with the information there. Are you saying the fact that I have SP2
> installed in the WinXP home addtion is preventing the integration of the SP2
> files into the XP directory?
>
> Dave
>
> "Ken Blake" wrote:
>
> > In news:C686E470-AA74-4261-A2D3-947AB55320AA@microsoft.com,
> > Dave Rams <DaveRams@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> >
> > > I am trying to upgrade from the OEM XP home addition I received
> > > with
> > > my computer to XP Pro. But when I try to install I get error
> > > message
> > > that the date of my XP Pro disk is older than the OEM date and
> > > stops
> > > installation.
> > >
> > > I purchases the XP pro disk shortly before I purchased the
> > > computer to
> > > upgrade my laptop but I didn't have enough space so I purchased
> > > a new
> > > desktop which came with XP home installed. I am learning to
> > > program
> > > with VB.net and want to use a server to program web programs in
> > > ASP.net but I have to have XP Pro to set up the server. Any
> > > ideas how
> > > to get around this problem.
> >
> > Presumably you have SP2 installed, and your XP Professional
> > Upgrade is without it, so is an older version than what's
> > installed.
> >
> >
> >
> > If I'm right, 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
> >
> >
> >
> >

Dave Rams
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
As follow up I finally got the upgrade done but was not able to use the
slipstreaming methods suggested. When I tried to creat a bootble disk with
Roxio 7 (OEM version) the "no emulation" otpion was not available. The only
choice was "Floppy Disc emulation (1.44 MB) . Could be the OEM version
doesn't have that option. Haven't taken the time to investigate as yet.

I was since I could not creat a bootable disk I was trying to upgrade using
my Windows XP Pro disk but I kept getting the error I metioned above and I
noted that when I tried to start my Office 2003 programs they would not
launch and would get error message saying that Windows SP2 was detected as
not complete. Since I had downloaded and installed the SP2 upgrade and
resorted to turning on the automatic update I knew and all indications was
that it had been installed I was at an impasse. All upgrades were sucessful.

Then after working with this upgrade one and off for 2 days I wondered about
the second installation of Windows XP Pro that I had installed in another
partition. All the information I had read from the MS knowledge base did not
lead me to believe that another copy on another partitiion should cause a
problem. And since I was not sure how to uninstall that copy of XP Pro I had
left it in place.

Final Solution: I used a third party program "Partition Magic" and delected
the contents of the partition containing the second copy of XP Pro thinking
perhaps the upgrade was being applied to to second copy and not the copy on
my C: drive. Not being a pro at this I had not reason to think that was the
problem but I thought what could it hurt.

Anyway after removing the second copy of XP Pro and reinstalling the XP SP2
upgrade all my settings and operability of the office 2003 programs returned.

What an ordeal this upgrade turned into. Thanks to all that offered their
help.

I am only guessing the problem was as described as above but I offer my
experience for what its worth.

Dave

"Dave Rams" wrote:

> I deleted Service Pack 2 and then again tried to upgrade. The upgrade did
> stall once but I was finally able to finish the upgrade. However many of my
> shortcuts and programs no longer work.
>
> After reading some knowledge base articles I find that OEM installations
> have a file called Undo_guimode.txt that should not be there and must be
> removed before the upgrade. None of the articles about upgrading mentioned
> this. I don't have a restore disk from the OEM. Is there anyway to get these
> links back and restore proper program operation.
>
> Also I can't find any infomation on how to uninstalled Windows XP Pro in
> another partition of the hard drive. I had installed this copy of Windows XP
> Pro to double boot and leave XP home in place but I could never get it to
> work properly so I reverted to upgrading XP home which was my first choice in
> the beginning.
>
> I now know I have done a couple of stupid things but if anyone has any
> advice that would help me out of this mess I would appreciated it.
>
> Thanks,
> Dave
> "Dave Rams" wrote:
>
> > Thanks for the reply Ken.
> >
> > I have installed SP2 on the home version. I will uninstall and then try it
> > again. I did go to the site you suggested and tried to create a bootable disk
> > with the information there. Are you saying the fact that I have SP2
> > installed in the WinXP home addtion is preventing the integration of the SP2
> > files into the XP directory?
> >
> > Dave
> >
> > "Ken Blake" wrote:
> >
> > > In news:C686E470-AA74-4261-A2D3-947AB55320AA@microsoft.com,
> > > Dave Rams <DaveRams@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> > >
> > > > I am trying to upgrade from the OEM XP home addition I received
> > > > with
> > > > my computer to XP Pro. But when I try to install I get error
> > > > message
> > > > that the date of my XP Pro disk is older than the OEM date and
> > > > stops
> > > > installation.
> > > >
> > > > I purchases the XP pro disk shortly before I purchased the
> > > > computer to
> > > > upgrade my laptop but I didn't have enough space so I purchased
> > > > a new
> > > > desktop which came with XP home installed. I am learning to
> > > > program
> > > > with VB.net and want to use a server to program web programs in
> > > > ASP.net but I have to have XP Pro to set up the server. Any
> > > > ideas how
> > > > to get around this problem.
> > >
> > > Presumably you have SP2 installed, and your XP Professional
> > > Upgrade is without it, so is an older version than what's
> > > installed.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > If I'm right, 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
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >


Upgrade to XP Pro