re-installing xp pro over xp home

March 16, 2011 at 08:43:05
Specs: Windows XP
OK, got to re-install Windows (long story) - currently XP Home but the only disk I have is from work and its XP pro. Am I ok to go ahead and install xp pro - which itslef is only service pack 1. I assume, if it does load up, I would then have to run copius catch up updates to get windows up to SP3 etc?

help would be much appraciated!

Big Daddy

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March 16, 2011 at 11:05:50
Does the XP Pro have a license key for installing it? You will not be able to use the Home key on the COA sticker. That will only work with an OEM disk of XP Home.

The version of the install disk determines what updates will be required. If it is an SP2 then any updates from then need installed. If it is an SP3 then any from that version.


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