XP Home upgrade to XP Pro



RSandell
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Is it possible to upgrade XP Home to XP Profressional with a full version of
XP professional instead of XP Professional upgrade version?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Yes, as long as the "Full Version" is a "Retail Version" and not
an "OEM Version". OEM versions must be installed on a reformatted
drive and cannot upgrade over an existing Windows installation.

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"RSandell" wrote:

| Is it possible to upgrade XP Home to XP Profressional with a full version of
| XP professional instead of XP Professional upgrade version?

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
In news:625A0C5B-BA8D-4A1D-871F-9434943C89F8@microsoft.com,
RSandell <RSandell@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Is it possible to upgrade XP Home to XP Profressional with a
> full
> version of XP professional instead of XP Professional upgrade
> version?


Yes. Both the Full and Upgrade versions can do either a clean
installation or an upgrade. The only difference between them is
that to do a clean installation with the Upgrade version requires
that you insert a CD of a previous qualifying version as proof of
ownership.

Be sure, however, that you're using a full *retail* version. An
OEM version, which some people confuse with the Full version,
will do a clean installation only, and *not* an upgrade.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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Andrew Murray
07-10-2005, 01:23 AM
Yes....you may need to full format your hard drive...the full version is
intended for computers without windows (and for those with no prior
upgrade-qualifier product)

"RSandell" <RSandell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:625A0C5B-BA8D-4A1D-871F-9434943C89F8@microsoft.com...
> Is it possible to upgrade XP Home to XP Profressional with a full version
> of
> XP professional instead of XP Professional upgrade version?

Tim Slattery
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
"Andrew Murray" <Noadmurray@SPAMiinet.net.au> wrote:

>Yes....you may need to full format your hard drive...the full version is
>intended for computers without windows (and for those with no prior
>upgrade-qualifier product)

The full retail XP Pro CD will install on a blank disk and it will
also upgrade an existing OS (definitely including XP Home). The
Upgrade CD will not install unless it finds proof of a qualifying
product. That OS might be already installed, or you can present an
installation disk of the qualifying product during installation.

An OEM CD will install *only* on a disk without an existing OS. It
will not upgrade an existing system.

--
Tim Slattery
MS MVP(DTS)
Slattery_T@bls.gov

Alias
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
"Tim Slattery" <Slattery_T@bls.gov> wrote

>
> An OEM CD will install *only* on a disk without an existing OS. It
> will not upgrade an existing system.
>
> --
> Tim Slattery

Can't do a dual boot with a generic OEM?

Alias

Tim Slattery
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
"Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote:

>
>"Tim Slattery" <Slattery_T@bls.gov> wrote
>
>>
>> An OEM CD will install *only* on a disk without an existing OS. It
>> will not upgrade an existing system.
>>
>> --
>> Tim Slattery
>
>Can't do a dual boot with a generic OEM?

I don't know.

--
Tim Slattery
MS MVP(DTS)
Slattery_T@bls.gov

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
In
news:42b92927$0$27723$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au,
Andrew Murray <Noadmurray@SPAMiinet.net.au> typed:

> Yes....you may need to full format your hard drive...the full
> version
> is intended for computers without windows (and for those with
> no prior
> upgrade-qualifier product)


No, this is very much wrong. The Full version, like the Upgrade
version, can do either a clean installation or an Upgrade. The
only difference between the two is that doing a clean
installation with the Upgrade version requires proof of a
previous qualifying version in the form of its CD to be inserted
when prompted to do so.

However, the OEM version will do a clean installation only, and
not an upgrade.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup


>
> "RSandell" <RSandell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> news:625A0C5B-BA8D-4A1D-871F-9434943C89F8@microsoft.com...
>> Is it possible to upgrade XP Home to XP Profressional with a
>> full
>> version of
>> XP professional instead of XP Professional upgrade version?


XP Home upgrade to XP Pro