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bmorrissey51

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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?
 

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.
 

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.
 
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bmorrissey51

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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!
 

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