Install Professional Ed. over Home Ed.

Install Professional Ed. over Home Ed.

Post by ZGVzZXJ0ZG » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 01:40:01


After a severe infection, some XP Home ed files are damaged or deleted. The
XP CDs are not available (in storage facility for a year). I was able to
purchase (cheap) the full version of the Professinal ed. but no manuals.

Is installing the Pro ed pretty straight forward? What happens to the
un-needed Home ed. files?

My system is pretty messed up and I don't know where to start.
 
 
 

Install Professional Ed. over Home Ed.

Post by Andre » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 02:19:38


If your system is messed up then do a clean install - it is good to start
afresh from time to time.

Andy

 
 
 

Install Professional Ed. over Home Ed.

Post by ?Utf-8?Q?D » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 02:40:52

You can upgrade from XP Home to XP Professional; however, I'm not sure an upgrade will resolve all your problems, it could even create more. Perform a fresh install from your XP Professional CD.

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Install Professional Ed. over Home Ed.

Post by Yves Lecle » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 02:41:44

There are two versions of the XP Pro. One is OEM and will cause more
problems. The other is an official MS retail kit. This retail kit does
permit it to be used to do upgrades.
 
 
 

Install Professional Ed. over Home Ed.

Post by ZGVzZXJ0ZG » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 08:06:03

The XP Home is Dell OEM (don't have CDs). The XP Pro is not. I'm a
university student and was given the opportunity to purchase the XP Pro for
just the cost of shipping.

Dell keeps telling me that I'll need to Repair or Reinstall from the CDs
they sent me with the pc but I can't get them because I moved and they are in
storeage. I'm hopeful the full version install off the CD the school
supplied will do the trick.

Thanks.
 
 
 

Install Professional Ed. over Home Ed.

Post by Ken Blak » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 10:09:14


I am almost always in favor of doing upgrades, rather than clean
installations, but the one notable exception is when you're experiencing
problems with the current installation. Do a clean installation; an upgrade
is likely to make it worse.