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Thread: Windows XP Pro Upgrade vs. Full

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    Does anybody know if the Windows XP Pro full version will work as an upgrade from Windows XP Home? I mean, I don't want to re-install my Windows folder, but I want to get the full version for various reasons. Please do help me.

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    What you're saying is you have Windows XP Home installed and you want to upgrade it to Windows XP Professional using the Full Windows XP Pro CD and wondering if it'll work?

    Yes it should have no problems.

    The full CD is basically, full, you can upgrade or fresh install with it. As for the upgrade CD, the only difference is that that CD does a check on your hard drive to look for qualifying products installed.

    Go for it!

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    That's wonderful. Thank you very much. B)

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    No problem, we'll be here if you need any further assistance.

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    Maybe, but Home version will still not be able to perform many tasks that pro does. I mean they are two different products with two different prices.

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    The main difference between the two is Pro has an access to domains, while Home does not.

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    Originally posted by Vector_Cell@Jan 4 2005, 08:29 PM
    The main difference between the two is Pro has an access to domains, while Home does not.
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    Precisely. Though my brain is shot, I couldn't bring that to my head. Thanks!

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    And XP Professional will support Dual Processors and up to 4Gb of RAM

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_home_pro.asp

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    If you can, it's always a good idea to get the standalone version, not an upgrade.

    Reformat > Install OS > Upgrade SP2

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