Work around for upgrade from XP Home Sp2 to XP Pro Sp1?

Work around for upgrade from XP Home Sp2 to XP Pro Sp1?

Post by aHViIGNhc » Wed, 08 Dec 2004 07:43:02


I have installed WinXP Home Sp2 and am attempting to upgrade to WinXP Pro SP1
for files permission capability. The installation program states that I have
a newer version already installed and will not proceed.
If I remove SP2 (according to Tech Support), then the install will proceed,
but that I will have to reinstall the 30 programs that were installed after
SP2 was installed. Is there not a work around here? Thanks
 
 
 

Work around for upgrade from XP Home Sp2 to XP Pro Sp1?

Post by Carey Fris » Wed, 08 Dec 2004 07:57:05

Unless SP2 is integrated into XP Pro, then one cannot
upgrade an existing XP Home w/SP2 installation using
a non-SP2 version of XP Pro. What you need to do is
create a SP2 "slipstreamed" version of XP Pro, then use
the new CD to upgrade over XP Home w/SP2.

You have two options:

1. Uninstall SP2 from XP Home, then upgrade to XP Pro.

or

2. Create a SP2 slipstreamed version of XP Pro (preferred)
and use the new XP Pro w/SP2 to upgrade.

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

Windows Slipstreaming and Bootable CD Guide
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Information on AutoStreamer 1.0
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #entry245

Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Direct Download
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;875350&Product=windowsxpsp2

Note: If you have a preinstalled version of Windows XP Home with SP2,
then you cannot uninstall SP2. You'll have to make a XP Pro CD with SP2
slipstreamed in order to upgrade over your existing XP Home installation.

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

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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| I have installed WinXP Home Sp2 and am attempting to upgrade to WinXP Pro SP1
| for files permission capability. The installation program states that I have
| a newer version already installed and will not proceed.
| If I remove SP2 (according to Tech Support), then the install will proceed,
| but that I will have to reinstall the 30 programs that were installed after
| SP2 was installed. Is there not a work around here? Thanks

 
 
 

Work around for upgrade from XP Home Sp2 to XP Pro Sp1?

Post by aHViIGNhc » Wed, 15 Dec 2004 02:59:04

Thanks I used the slipstream method.
 
 
 

Work around for upgrade from XP Home Sp2 to XP Pro Sp1?

Post by TWljcm9zb2 » Tue, 03 Oct 2006 08:38:02

How did you do that? The instructions I have seen appear long and involved as
if you needed to be a Microsoft developer to get it done.
 
 
 

Work around for upgrade from XP Home Sp2 to XP Pro Sp1?

Post by aHViIGNhc » Wed, 04 Oct 2006 02:06:02

See below: step by step guide. Print the instructions from nlite. I didn't
try the AutoStreamer but you might like it better.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

These steps are not complicated. I am not a developer, just your average user.
 
 
 

Work around for upgrade from XP Home Sp2 to XP Pro Sp1?

Post by aHViIGNhc » Wed, 04 Oct 2006 02:39:02

I just tried AutoStreamer. It can't be any easier that this.