Upgrading XP Home to XP Pro



Phil
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
I am about to upgrade XP Home to XP Pro.

MS doesn't seem to give any major words of wisdom and I would lke to know if
there are any critical preparations I should do before I run the Pro
install.

Will Home upgrade to Pro and keep applications and settings intact?

Thanks

Phil

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
Upgrade Advice, Known Issues, and Answers: http://microsoft.com/WindowsXP/pro/howtobuy/upgrading/before.asp


HOW TO Troubleshoot Windows XP Setup Problems When You Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me :
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/310064

Items Are Missing After You Upgrade to Windows XP Professional: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q307229

Dial-Up Networking Connections Do Not Work After Upgrade to Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;303488&Product=winxp

Error Messages Appear During Upgrade from Windows Me or Windows 98 to Windows XP Professional (:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q307/1/53.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=catroot2&rnk=1&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WINXP

NTLDR Is Missing Error Message When You Upgrade or Install Over Windows 95 or Windows 98 (Q2552:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q255/2/20.asp

Stop 0x0000000A Irql_Not_Less_or_Equal Error Message During Windows XP Upgrade (Q311564):
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q311/5/64.ASP

OLEXP Mail Objects Missing After Upgrade to Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?id=kb;en-us;Q313055

Q297185 - STOP 0x000000ED UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME Error Message During Windows XP Upgrade:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q297185


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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"Phil" <use@news.group> wrote in message news:qKGdnWzZjb22RQbfRVn-3A@comcast.com...
>I am about to upgrade XP Home to XP Pro.
>
> MS doesn't seem to give any major words of wisdom and I would lke to know if
> there are any critical preparations I should do before I run the Pro
> install.
>
> Will Home upgrade to Pro and keep applications and settings intact?
>
> Thanks
>
> Phil
>
>

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
"Phil" <use@news.group> wrote:

>I am about to upgrade XP Home to XP Pro.
>
>MS doesn't seem to give any major words of wisdom and I would lke to know if
>there are any critical preparations I should do before I run the Pro
>install.
>
>Will Home upgrade to Pro and keep applications and settings intact?
>
>Thanks
>
>Phil
>

Yes. Even though it is not mentioned in the documentation for the XP
Pro Upgrade version, upgrades from Home to Pro are fully supported and
should be no more problematic than upgrading from other versions of
Windows. In fact there should be fewer concerns or issues because all
the upgrade is doing is to add those additional functions and features
that are unique to XP Pro and which are not included with XP Home.

Other than those specific items the two versions are the same, and
they are compiled from the same source code base. In particular there
is zero difference in performance or stability between the two.

One caution: If your installed XP Home has been upgraded to Service
Pack 2 and your XP Pro Upgrade CD is for either the original release
or Service Pack 1 versions then you will have to create a new
installation CD with Service Pack 2 slipstreamed into it before you
can do the upgrade. See the following websites:
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp
http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/winxp-sp2-bootcd.html
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm

Phil
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Mark, Ron,
Many thanks to you both for your inputs. I will be givng this try this comig
weekend!

Again - Thanks,
Phil


"Phil" <use@news.group> wrote in message
news:qKGdnWzZjb22RQbfRVn-3A@comcast.com...
> I am about to upgrade XP Home to XP Pro.
>
> MS doesn't seem to give any major words of wisdom and I would lke to know
if
> there are any critical preparations I should do before I run the Pro
> install.
>
> Will Home upgrade to Pro and keep applications and settings intact?
>
> Thanks
>
> Phil
>
>


Upgrading XP Home to XP Pro