Download XP Pro with existing license



William in Colorado
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
I had to reload my operating system. I upgraded to XP Pro several years ago,
but inadvertantly installed a more recent edition of XP Home from another PC.
Now I cannot use my Pro upgrade because the existing OS is newer. Is there
a way I can download current XP Pro softwarde using my existing XP Pro
upgrade license? Where do I go to upgrade and use my licence? Thanks in
advance!

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Make a new Windows XP Pro CD with SP2 slipstreamed,
then upgrade.

Either one of the following utilities makes slipstreaming
(integrating) SP2 into Windows XP a breeze:

Windows Slipstreaming and Bootable CD Guide
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49

or

AutoStreamer 1.0.33 (preferred)
http://www.wbeta.com/comments.php?shownews=1063&catid=2

Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Direct Download
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"William in Colorado" wrote:

| I had to reload my operating system. I upgraded to XP Pro several years ago,
| but inadvertantly installed a more recent edition of XP Home from another PC.
| Now I cannot use my Pro upgrade because the existing OS is newer. Is there
| a way I can download current XP Pro softwarde using my existing XP Pro
| upgrade license? Where do I go to upgrade and use my licence? Thanks in
| advance!

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
It sounds as if you have misplace or lost your XP pro CD. Is that right?
If true, and it is a retail purchase, you can contact MS for replacement media.
If you have an OEM license, see your vendor.

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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William in Colorado wrote:
> I had to reload my operating system. I upgraded to XP Pro several
> years ago, but inadvertantly installed a more recent edition of XP
> Home from another PC. Now I cannot use my Pro upgrade because the
> existing OS is newer. Is there a way I can download current XP Pro
> softwarde using my existing XP Pro upgrade license? Where do I go to
> upgrade and use my licence? Thanks in advance!


Download XP Pro with existing license