Just out of curiousity...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Dr. Kramer, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Dr. Kramer

    Dr. Kramer Who's Yo' Doctor?

    Just as the title says, just out of curiousity, I have a laptop running XP Home and a desktop running XP Pro. Would it be possible to do a repair installation on the XP Home machine using a slipstreamed XP Pro CD, thus converting the XP Home to XP Pro SP1?

    Also, if I did a repair installation on the XP Home machine w/ a slipstreamed XP home CD, would that upgrade it to SP1? Or would I have to download SP1 again?

  2. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

    Sounds like a recipe for distaster! :)
  4. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    Ok, never tried the home-pro repair myself as well. Since the repair installation is practically the same as an inplace upgrade installation you probably end up with a not activated installation of XP pro.

    If you have a non ServicePack installation of XP Home and do a repair installation from a slipstreamed cd, this will indeed apply the Service Pack. Will look like and in fact be a slipstreamed installation (i.e. no Windows\ServicePackFiles directory). If I remember right I have done this once, no guarantee, 'though.