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Old 06-17-02, 01:04 AM
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Upgrading WinXP Home to WinXP Pro on New System

If I'm buying a new computer with Windows XP Home already installed, and I want to replace it with Windows XP Professional... would I gain anything by formatting the system and installing Professional from scratch, or should I just save myself the trouble and install Win XP Pro on top of Win XP Home?
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If it can be avoided, you should always perform a fresh install on a new system. XP Home and XP Pro are very different animals and I wouldn't want to present the opportunity for XP Home to toss some "cootiefied" remnents onto XP Pro.

The only thing you would have to gain from doing an upgrade in place is to retain settings and program installs. If you don't need this, wipe it and start fresh
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definitly format and set up fresh

i dont think you can go from home to pro, without some pretty big work arounds

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