Old programs from previous Windows XP Home Edition



Douglasogden
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Why can't I access the previous programs like MS Office, Norton, Accounting
software that I had installed on my system before once I install Windows XP
Professoinal Edition. I can see them...but...it is asking me to set them up
again. Is there anything I can do?

Rich Barry
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Douglas, did you follow this procedure

An upgrade to Windows XP Pro will not affect your current programs or
files
if you use the following procedure:

1. Purchase a conventional "Retail Upgrade Version" of Windows XP
Professional.
2. Uninstall your antivirus program.
3. Perform a backup of your important documents and files to a CD.
4. Disconnect all hardware peripheral devices, except the monitor,
keyboard and mouse.
5. While running Windows XP Home, insert the Windows XP Pro CD in the
drive and select the default "Upgrade" setup option. [Do not
select "New Installation"]
6. Visit the Windows Update site to download all the critical updates.

Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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"Douglasogden" <Douglasogden@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:161127F5-59AF-44DC-807A-4B9AD3D7CBA7@microsoft.com...
> Why can't I access the previous programs like MS Office, Norton,
> Accounting
> software that I had installed on my system before once I install Windows
> XP
> Professoinal Edition. I can see them...but...it is asking me to set them
> up
> again. Is there anything I can do?


Old programs from previous Windows XP Home Edition