Formating Question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bmorrissey51, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. bmorrissey51

    bmorrissey51 Guest

    OK, I asked a question about formating here a little while back, and now I have another question. I am all ready to do it, but there is a problem. I want to use the Windows XP Pro disc for the format, but all I have is a XP Pro upgrade disc. And I don't think I have a XP Home disc, because my laptop came with it pre-programmed. Does the XP Pro disc work, or do I just have to use my quick restore CD?
     
  2. yoyo

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    To my experience you will not even need to insert any disk of a previous version. When you boot to the upgrade CD it will dedect your installation of XP Home on your harddrive. You can then go on partitioning, formating and installing.
     
  3. yoyo

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    Enyo, it wasn't my intention to correct you. (Btw I am always impressed by your knowledge and very much appreciate you found your way to our site. :) )

    I understood the question so that bmorissey51 has a computer with XP Home preinstalled and he now wants to do a fresh install of XP Pro using an upgrade cd.
    The way to do this, as I see it, would be to boot to the Pro upgrade cd, the cd will search for a previous Windows version, will find XP Home on the harddrive. You can now delete partitions, create new ones, or just format the existing partition and do a fresh install of XP Pro.
     
  4. bmorrissey51

    bmorrissey51 Guest

    Hey, I am back from the format. I just ended up using the quick restore CD, as it worked out fine. My laptop is runnig great, thanks for all the help!