Upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro


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Guest

Gentlemen (and ladies): I am attempting to upgrade my retail version (not
OEM) of XP Home to XP pro but it tells me that the version on my computer is
newer than the version I am atttempting to install. I suspect this has to do
with SP 2. Should I remove SP2 and if I do will I revert to a very old
registry andl lose a lot of apps? or is there a way to disable the question.
Both the Home and the PRO are legitimate licensed versions that I bought.
 
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Guest

You may uninstall Sp2 and then upgrade to the XP Pro. Uninstalling SP2 will
not cause any loss of application or data. If you have installed SP2
separately, you can remove it from the add/ remove programs in control panel.


“Arun Aluvila.â€
 
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Rock

mreynol5 said:
Gentlemen (and ladies): I am attempting to upgrade my retail version (not
OEM) of XP Home to XP pro but it tells me that the version on my computer is
newer than the version I am atttempting to install. I suspect this has to do
with SP 2. Should I remove SP2 and if I do will I revert to a very old
registry andl lose a lot of apps? or is there a way to disable the question.
Both the Home and the PRO are legitimate licensed versions that I bought.
Your assumption is correct about SP2 on the installed version and an
earlier version for XP Pro. There are two options.

1. Uninstall SP2, do the upgrade, install SP2. You shouldn't loose
anything but things can happen.

2. Create an XP Pro CD slipstreamed with SP2, then do the upgrade with
that. Here are some links for creating the slipstreamed CD.

http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
http://unattended.msfn.org/beginner/slipstream.htm

Autostreamer
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/1092632287/1
http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.html
http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=223562
 
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Michael Stevens

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mreynol5 said:
Gentlemen (and ladies): I am attempting to upgrade my retail version
(not OEM) of XP Home to XP pro but it tells me that the version on my
computer is newer than the version I am atttempting to install. I
suspect this has to do with SP 2. Should I remove SP2 and if I do
will I revert to a very old registry andl lose a lot of apps? or is
there a way to disable the question. Both the Home and the PRO are
legitimate licensed versions that I bought.
Click on the link below, or copy and paste the link into the address box
if using the web based newsgroup.
Setup cannot continue because.....newer...version.
#29 on the FAQ list.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html
--
Michael Stevens MS-MVP XP
(e-mail address removed)
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com
For a better newsgroup experience. Setup a newsreader.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/outlookexpressnewreader.htm
 
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Uncle Joe

"Slipstream"? That's a new term for me. Please
explain when you have the time. Thanks.
 
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Jon_Hildrum

Slipstream refers to creating a new winXP cd which includes the latest
service pack. This can be accomplished several ways.

Thus you can either create a slipstreamed CD of XP Pro with SP2 or you can
remove SP2 and then use your XP PRO cd to upgrade XP home. After wards you
may reinstall SP2. Here are a couple of links
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp

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Jon Hildrum
DTS MVP
(e-mail address removed)
www.hildrum.com
 
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Uncle Joe

Thank you.

Jon_Hildrum said:
Slipstream refers to creating a new winXP cd which includes the
latest service pack. This can be accomplished several ways.

Thus you can either create a slipstreamed CD of XP Pro with SP2 or
you can remove SP2 and then use your XP PRO cd to upgrade XP home.
After wards you may reinstall SP2. Here are a couple of links
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp

-
Jon Hildrum
DTS MVP
(e-mail address removed)
www.hildrum.com
 
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Ken Blake

Uncle said:
"Slipstream"? That's a new term for me. Please
explain when you have the time. Thanks.

The word "slipstreaming" was originally used to refer to the practice of
many software manufacturers of including updates to their product on the
distribution CD without any real announcement of what they were doing or
differentiation of the various kind of CDs. It was always a disparaging term
because it was poor practice. It was used as a way for the manufacturer not
to have to print a different box, manual, etc. for the updated version, and
to sell older stock that didn't appear to be outdated, but actually was.
That saved them money, but it left the customer unable to tell whether he
was buying the new version or the old.

Somewhere along the line, people started creating their own updated versions
of some software, by merging the update files with the original CD. Someone
got the bright idea to call it by the same name "slipstreaming," without
realizing that the name was originally used in a disparaging way.

The term stuck. I dislike the use of the word this way, but the original
meaning has been lost, so I long ago gave up trying to fight it. Since
everybody now uses it simply to mean a version with the upgrade incorporated
in it, I reluctantly go along.

So these days a slipstreamed copy of XP simply means an installation CD that
you've made yourself that incorporates an upgrade, such as SP2.
 

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