From XP to PRO ???


K

Karl

I have the official version of WindowsXP Home dition and would like to get
PRO, but cannot see any updates other than from Win98 and then at a hefty
price.

No other way?
 
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Nicholas

Only way is to purchase the $199 "retail, upgrade version" of XP Pro.


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| I have the official version of WindowsXP Home dition and would like to get
| PRO, but cannot see any updates other than from Win98 and then at a hefty
| price.
|
| No other way?
 
P

Paul

Windows XP home can not be upgraded to XP pro. This only
works from an eralier version of windows.
 
J

JohnS50718

Windows XP home can not be upgraded to XP pro. This only
works from an eralier version of windows.
B.S. I've done it with no problems as have many others who regularly post to
this group.

HTH,
John
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"
***Arthur C. Clarke***
 
K

Ken Blake

I have the official version of WindowsXP Home dition and would like
to get PRO, but cannot see any updates other than from Win98 and then
at a hefty price.

No other way?

Answered in another newsgroup. If you must send the same question
to more than one newsgroup, please do it by crossposting (but
only to a *few* related newsgroups), not by resending the message
separately. The way you've done it just wastes bandwidth and
fragments the thread.
 
K

Ken Blake

Windows XP home can not be upgraded to XP pro. This only
works from an eralier version of windows.

Sorry, but this is compltely false. Not only can it be done, but
it's the easiest and most-reliably successful of all possible
upgrades. The regular XP upgrade works fine for this.
 
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K

Ken Blake

But SO expensive!!! After I got already Windows XP !

I understand. I too wish that there was a special, cheaper
upgrade just for this use. Unfortunately there isn't and you have
no other choice.
 
K

Ken Blake

What is cross-posting?

"Cross-posting" means addressing a message to more than one
newsgroup at once. Just as you can send an E-mail message to more
than one recipient, you can send a newsgroup message to more than
one newsgroup.

I see that you're using Outlook Express. When you start a
message, click on the word "Newsgroups" in the message header.
You can add other newsgroups there. Or you can type their names,
separated by semi-colons, in the box.

When you crosspost, instead of doing it way you did, all the
responses stay together. So, assuming you crosspost to newsgroups
A and B, if Mr. X replies to your message in newsgroup A, Mr. Y,
who reads newsgroup B but not A, sees Y's response and can reply
to it.

Be careful, though. Crossposting is widely frowned upon in
newsgroups, mostly because spammers use this technique to easily
send spam all over the place. But crossposting isn't necessarily
bad, if you use it only for a few related newsgroups.
Crossposting is bad when you use it to send messages all over the
place to groups which have nothing to do with each other.
 
K

Karl

Thanks for the excellent reply. Understand it.

Ken Blake said:
"Cross-posting" means addressing a message to more than one
newsgroup at once. Just as you can send an E-mail message to more
than one recipient, you can send a newsgroup message to more than
one newsgroup.

I see that you're using Outlook Express. When you start a
message, click on the word "Newsgroups" in the message header.
You can add other newsgroups there. Or you can type their names,
separated by semi-colons, in the box.

When you crosspost, instead of doing it way you did, all the
responses stay together. So, assuming you crosspost to newsgroups
A and B, if Mr. X replies to your message in newsgroup A, Mr. Y,
who reads newsgroup B but not A, sees Y's response and can reply
to it.

Be careful, though. Crossposting is widely frowned upon in
newsgroups, mostly because spammers use this technique to easily
send spam all over the place. But crossposting isn't necessarily
bad, if you use it only for a few related newsgroups.
Crossposting is bad when you use it to send messages all over the
place to groups which have nothing to do with each other.
 
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