• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

XP Pro over Home?

#4
Originally posted by dijital
its best to do a clean install
Just wondering why it is necessary to do a clean install?

I had home edition and upgraded to pro, and just did the upgrade and not the clean install, and everything worked out okay. just seeking an explanation on what could have gone wrong for future reference.
 

Cosmin

Graphic Designer
#5
Originally posted by Iceman38


Just wondering why it is necessary to do a clean install?

I had home edition and upgraded to pro, and just did the upgrade and not the clean install, and everything worked out okay. just seeking an explanation on what could have gone wrong for future reference.
This question is "all-known" so shouldn't post it . But the answer is : formating drive can clean everything , somebody that uses more programs after an upgrade can remain also some temp files or registry keys that can simply crash the system . You was lucky .
 
#6
I don't think "luck", had anything to do with it, they are both basically the same os, pro just had some features home edition doesn't.

I agree that in most cases a clean "install", is the best option, but it's not always necassary.

Just my "opinion".
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...
Xie
What a long strange trip it's been. =)

Forum statistics

Threads
61,961
Messages
673,239
Members
89,014
Latest member
sanoravies