How to install XP Home on XP Pro?

By sumi987 ·
I have a friend who purchased a computer with an illegal copy of XP Pro installed. He wanted to make it legal and purchased an XP Home Edition. What is the next steps?

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Backup the users Data first

by Jacky Howe In reply to How to install XP Home on ...

It's a good time to wipe the Hard Drive for a fresh start.

Darik's Boot and Nuke.

Documentation that you should read.

Autonuke should do it.

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The very first thing to do here is

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How to install XP Home on ...

To Backup the Users Data and then you can try a Repair/In Place Install as outlined in the directions from M$ here

While in theory this should work without problems if anything goes wrong during the install it will destroy the Users Data in the process.


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Unless there has been a major change

by IC-IT In reply to The very first thing to d ...

Home will not conduct an in-place repair on Pro.

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