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 Post subject: Windows XP Home to Pro Edition upgrade
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:42 am 
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Hi. I'm currently using the Windows XP Home Edition and would like to upgrade to the Professional version (I have purchased the Pro version but not installed yet.) Is there an install process that will allow me to retain my current user settings in the Home version and only install the files that add the Professional version features? I have been considering doing a clean install of the system after backing up my current version to a second hard drive, but it would save a lot of time to upgrade without having to retype in all my account info and registration keys again.

(Sorry if this is a dumb question - I'm just beginning my studies for the Microsoft 70-270 exam, and I couldn't find this option in the listed install methods.)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 4:11 pm 
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I would recommend a clean install, unless someone else here has a better idea.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 5:16 pm 
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*shrug*

I got XP Home with my laptop, but then upgraded to Pro for free because I'm part of the MSDNAA.

I didn't feel like reinstalling all of the laptop software, so I just left Home on and installed pro.

I don't notice any problems, and everything seems to run fast as usual.

Some day you might want to consider a full format/reinstallation, though.


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