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I installed win xp pro over a home version. all goes well until I install service pac 2. Then the computer tries to start as a home version and locks up. It will still start in pro for safe mode. How do I delete the home version it is seeing? or direct it to the pro?

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  • BST21divo Apr 07, 2008

    My first attempt was by just upgrading the FAT system and trying to keep the original files., had the same problem, so I saved the files I needed and using the boot from CD, formatted and converted to NTFS. Still have the same problem of the system trying to boot up as standard XP not PRO after the installation of SP2. SP2 is backing up some file and redirecting the boot up to an original file that still exists even after reformatting the hard drive. Is it possible that it is on some other partition that does not show up on the list?

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You might have to re-format everything. Try booting from CD when you start. Then follow the on-screen instructions to re-format. It will get rid of the previous version.

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