Updating xp home to xp pro
Please restart your computer when prompted; otherwise, your computer might not work properly.I tried following Microsoft instructions to edit the registry. Link ID=100334 After installing, reboot and see if you can access Windows Updates. This would bring up a Chipset Driver issue plus machine device driver issues also as you are probably attempting to do this on a laptop with no floppy drive. I think it would be a better idea to learn and run Linux as a dual boot O/S. I love it and have had no problems, except to reinstall all my programs.Is kinda-sorta like being painted into a corner when one only has one hard drive. I guess that I have the Win XP Pro program and just thought I would try to upgrade my present computer, which I put together from a couple of other computers.
Here’s a trick to turn Windows XP Home Edition to Windows XP Pro, from within the operating system without going through installation.
My son said it wasn't important to him--but to me it WAS a big deal, especially that the sound card didn't work, and at the time, I couldn't buy one that supported anything higher than Windows XP.
For that reason, on my desktop computer, I'm still using Windows XP--even on my brand new one.
Since SP-3 was released, there have been may be 400 updates or so. Is that possible morcomp, You could do that BUT honestly would be more work than it's worth in my opinion. I think you are correct with your comment about XP.
Some are in your machine and are needed and some may not be needed for XP professional. The only correct way to install XP Professional would be to make the SP-3 sliptream and then do a Clean Install and then install all updates again. XP is a dead-end O/S and your XP Home Version doesn't lack many additional features that XP Pro will give you. I have a laptop which I bought with Vista and then made a clean install to Win 7 Pro.