XP home to pro upgrade


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Guest

I recently purchased a Dell. They incorrectly shipped it with xp home instead
of xp pro.. via Dell's customer support, they issued me a re-installation CD.
However, the XP pro setup program, initializes normally, but after the
reboot, issues the following error message "setup cannot find a CD-ROM
drive....."

After reading a bit... I am wondering if this is an issue with SATA
technology (which is applicable to this dimension 9150)....
 
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Guest

Thier is no upgrade from home to xp pro,thiers no way to just install pro
over home either.One must,install xp pro cd,boot to xp pro cd,with SATA or
RAID press F6 (have the SATA or RAID controller drivers on a MS-DOS formatted
floppy,get from the mfg,probably intel).After floppy drivers,proceed to xp
cd boot
screen,select install xp,new copy,delete the partition,create one,then xp
formats
and installs auto.Once it starts,dont press any keyboard keys unless
prompted,
even for F6.
 
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Ron Martell

Andrew E. said:
Thier is no upgrade from home to xp pro,thiers no way to just install pro
over home either.One must,install xp pro cd,boot to xp pro cd,with SATA or
RAID press F6 (have the SATA or RAID controller drivers on a MS-DOS formatted
floppy,get from the mfg,probably intel).After floppy drivers,proceed to xp
cd boot
screen,select install xp,new copy,delete the partition,create one,then xp
formats
and installs auto.Once it starts,dont press any keyboard keys unless
prompted,
even for F6.

Andrew you are totally incorrect, as usual.

Would you please stop passing out bad advice.


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP (1997 - 2006)
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

"Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference
has never been in bed with a mosquito."
 
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Guest

So any thoughts on the error I am receiving? Why would the MS XP Pro Setup
program not find my CD-Rom drive?
 
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Michael Stevens

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PEBpeb said:
instead of xp pro.. via Dell's customer support, they issued me a
re-installation CD. However, the XP pro setup program, initializes
normally, but after the reboot, issues the following error message
"setup cannot find a CD-ROM drive....."

After reading a bit... I am wondering if this is an issue with SATA
technology (which is applicable to this dimension 9150)....

This is still a Dell support issue and should be resolved through Dell
support. Since the CD upgrade media was supplied by Dell, it could be
defective media.
P.S. Do not listen to Andrew E., as he is purposely and knowingly giving
wrong information for reasons known only to Andrew E. Even when his
information is correct, his inability to construct a coherent reply makes
the reply almost useless.
Always get a second opinion before following any advice from Andrew E.
--
Michael Stevens MS-MVP XP
(e-mail address removed)
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com
For a better newsgroup experience. Setup a newsreader.
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Michael Stevens

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Andrew E. said:
Thier is no upgrade from home to xp pro,thiers no way to just install
pro over home either.One must,install xp pro cd,boot to xp pro
cd,with SATA or RAID press F6 (have the SATA or RAID controller
drivers on a MS-DOS formatted floppy,get from the mfg,probably
intel).After floppy drivers,proceed to xp cd boot
screen,select install xp,new copy,delete the partition,create
one,then xp formats
and installs auto.Once it starts,dont press any keyboard keys unless
prompted,
even for F6.

Andrew,
Are you mentally challenged? This is one of your worst replies, I have
personally ever observed. You are knowingly and maliciously posting
completely wrong information.


Andrew E. please reply if you find my accusations wrong, I would love to
understand our differences.
--
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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Ron Martell

PEBpeb said:
So any thoughts on the error I am receiving? Why would the MS XP Pro Setup
program not find my CD-Rom drive?
New Dell computer = Dell computer warranty so Dell Tech Support should
be your first choice for getting this fixed.

If they can't or won't help you then post a reply back here and we
will try to help you work through it. It may be necessary to
manually erase the hard drive before starting the Pro install.

Good luck

Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP (1997 - 2006)
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

"Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference
has never been in bed with a mosquito."
 

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