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By adr1817 ·
I have a Windows XP home edition O/S and I would like to upgrade to Professional. This is my first time using XP as an O/S. I tried doing an fdisk but it seems it would not let me do it. Is there any other way to upgrade? Thanks in advance!

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by dmiles In reply to Upgrade

Windows XP is a bootable cd,insert in cd drive and setup will begin,you can then choose to upgrade or click on down arrow and choose to do a clean install,if using an upgrade cd of XP Pro,then you will need the home edition installed on your drive

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by TheChas In reply to Upgrade

You can boot up into Windows, and insert the XP Pro CD.
It will then install Pro as an upgrade to Home.

If you want a clean install, you need to boot from a floppy and run fdisk from there.
I use a W98 startup disk.
If you drive is a NTFS volume, from fdisk, delete the NON-DOS partition.

Exit fdisk, and boot from the XP CD.
Set up the drive as desired when prompted.

Chas

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