HP PC wont boot to CD from xp to xp proLocked
I have a retail HP desktop PC that came from the factory with XP Home preloaded. To perform a re-store of the OS requires 10 cd’s! I want to install XP Pro at my office, I have changed boot order to cd first, and when I insert the Pro cd, I get an error message that tells me because I am installing an older version of windows, I must insert the cd and reboot! When I do that, the computer hangs at startup and does nothing. HP support will only tell me that they do not recommend installing xp pro on machines shipped with xp home on them because some software might not work! How can I wipe out xp home, and just install xp pro?