upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro



Phil at RVP
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
Changing laptops for kid returning to college - new laptop comes with XP Home
SP2 preloaded- decommissioned laptop has XP Pro. Need Pro. How can I
'upgrade" to Pro using the old XP Pro disk (retail version - pre SP2).
Getting a notification that I am trying to load an older version of XP.
Don't want to do a 'clean' load because I will loose a lot of the drivers and
programs that came with the new laptop.

Thank you for any assistance.
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Phil at RVP

Patti MacLeod
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
Hi Phil,

Create a slipstreamed install CD (XP with SP2) by following the instructions
here:
http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
(or do a web search for slipstreaming instructions, as plenty of them
abound!)

May people seem pleased with having used autostreamer:
http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.html



Regards,

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Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"Phil at RVP" <PhilatRVP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:55868236-4754-48DB-BB31-0F5737E6F1B8@microsoft.com...
> Changing laptops for kid returning to college - new laptop comes with XP
Home
> SP2 preloaded- decommissioned laptop has XP Pro. Need Pro. How can I
> 'upgrade" to Pro using the old XP Pro disk (retail version - pre SP2).
> Getting a notification that I am trying to load an older version of XP.
> Don't want to do a 'clean' load because I will loose a lot of the drivers
and
> programs that came with the new laptop.
>
> Thank you for any assistance.
> --
> Phil at RVP


upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro