Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC
Just bought an ex-government computer and it has come with a copy of windows xp professional version 2002 includes service pack 2. Thought i might use it on my home computer which has windows xp home. Do you see any problems with doing this?
No sorry they are wrong, XP Professional is different license to XP home. You cant upgrade your license like that.
The CD key that is with your home version will not work on the professional version.
However, if your talking about just keeping the new PC and using it at home as it stands, or even reinstall XP Professional back to factory as EKSE is saying then this is fine as you are retaining the original licensing for the system, if the system has a XP OEM badge on it that is.
Ex-Government usually use corporate license keys and not OEM so check the system has XP license key sticker or you will not be able to install XP as it will request the key, and as mentioned your home edition one will not work.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
If you are going to install the windows xp pro to your computer its like reseting it to factory defaults you have to install all the programs again.
but if you don't format the hard drive in the setup then your files will stay on the hard drive.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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