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Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Tabletop Expert, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. Tabletop Expert

    Tabletop Expert I want it to snow!

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    I was wondering if you could update from windows xp home to profestional edition without a total reinstall?

    If it is possible could anyone tell me how?
     
  2. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    yes. As long as you keep the languages the same, then you should be ok.
     
  3. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy


    What is the point of home-to-pro? I did that a couple of years back, waste of £175
     
  4. Tabletop Expert

    Tabletop Expert I want it to snow!

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    Money... who said anything about buying :D
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Always buy your software, we dont condone warez or piracy here
     
  6. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    ...dirty pirates
     
  7. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    I agree, these scum bags are the ones that cost jobs and make us legal users pay more money.

    Well when the Police are knocking in his door and he gets a fine of £120,000 per item stolen then all I can say is HA!
     
  8. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    did he say warez, no he didn't now theres a few reasons why he might be upgrading without paying, gift, had it already on another PC, got it via uni when he signed up for a course, so to all those who posted above STFU. :p
     
  9. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    send em round, should be a laugh as my total worth is under 5 grand. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Piracy is not a joke anymore. There used to be a time when you could get away with it. But almost every prog you get now has to be activated or calls home giving info as far as whether it is legally owned or not. And don't think a firewall will stop this, they know other ways around it. Like for instance they send it through things like svhost (remote procedure call) and such.

    So go ahead and try it once .. See what happens ;)
     
  11. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    all i know is i got XP pro for 7 bucks. :D so im happy. got to love student licen.
     
  12. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    The School of Engineering gives us free licenses to XP Pro, Office XP, VS.NET 2003 and heaps of other MS stuff. Free does not always mean pirated. [​IMG]
     
  13. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I was just giving a warning to make sure it wasnt going to diverge over into piracy talk, I see everyone just saw the word piracy or warez and jumped on some kind of bandwagon
     
  14. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I agree. Good move on your part. [​IMG]
     
  15. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Back to the question ... yes you can. I actually asked the same question some time ago. It went fine. A few days later, I got multiple errors, until I couldn't boot anymore. I ended up with a fresh install.