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 Post subject: Installing XP Pro with Home Premium disc?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:12 pm 
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My brother just a KILLER deal on an IBM T43 laptop (2 Ghz Pentium M, 1 GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Radeon X300 64MB, and 1400x1050 15" screen :shock: for $60) and he would like to set it to dual boot Linux and the CoA sticker's XP Pro. The only problem is that we only have an install disk for Windows XP Home Premium. Can you install XP Pro with a Home Premium install DVD? If not, would this ISO image work? No shady file sharing site links please.

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 Post subject: Re: Installing XP Pro with Home Premium disc?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:19 pm 
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I don't think you can, so if you can get the ISO for XP Pro, then sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Installing XP Pro with Home Premium disc?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:57 pm 
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This doesn't work like Windows 7, so you would need an XP Pro Disk

And the link you posted is just for the service pack. not the full OS.

Unless you have a specific need, I'd see no reason to go with pro over Home premium.


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 Post subject: Re: Installing XP Pro with Home Premium disc?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:41 pm 
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The Home Premium CoA is already taken by an old desktop, unfortunately. On the T43, XP Pro came preinstalled and the CoA sticker is on the bottom. The machine isn't powerful enough for the big players on Windows like Photoshop and Premiere but he would like to dual boot if possible for playing classic games or using stubborn school required apps.

There might be a way to make a recovery disc to install XP Pro but unfortunately the IBM rescue disc utility will reformat the drive during use and presumably wipe out any Linux partitions.


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 Post subject: Re: Installing XP Pro with Home Premium disc?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:51 am 
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Why run Linux and XP both? Just run ReactOS. This overpowering OS is based on the design of Windows XP and is written completely from scratch, it aims to follow the Windows architecture designed by Microsoft from the hardware level right through to the application level. Is is not a Linux based system, and shares none of the unix architecture.

The main goal of the ReactOS project is to provide an OS which is binary compatible with Windows. This will allow your Windows applications and drivers to run as they would on your Windows system. Additionally, the look and feel of the Windows operating system is used, such that people accustomed to the familiar user interface of Windows would find using ReactOS straightforward. The ultimate goal of ReactOS is to allow you to remove Windows and install ReactOS without the end user noticing the change.


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 Post subject: Re: Installing XP Pro with Home Premium disc?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:52 pm 
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C-- wrote:
The Home Premium CoA is already taken by an old desktop, unfortunately. On the T43, XP Pro came preinstalled and the CoA sticker is on the bottom.


So call Lenovo or IBM and ask them for media then. There may be a cost involved, but you'll get what yo uwant.

C-- wrote:
There might be a way to make a recovery disc to install XP Pro but unfortunately the IBM rescue disc utility will reformat the drive during use and presumably wipe out any Linux partitions.


So reinstall Linux when all is done...or if you're running Ubuntu, insall it via Wubi.


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