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I purchase windows xp pro from my school. I'm trying to upgrade my windows xp xp home to pro. Can it be upgraded to xp pro?

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Yes, you should back up all your Documents and pictures, and all your programs.

I would also recomend you (before you upgrade) you download and install DriverMax (http://hollyecho.com/drivermax.htm) - this will create an archive of all your device drivers - Then put these drivers on a CD or Flash Drive (that way you will not have to hunt for all the drivers for your computer - XP Home and XP Pro uses the same drivers.

Since you are re-installing the operating system anyway - do a secure wipe on your drive, that way any virus you know will be completely gone.

Then just insert your New WinXP pro cd and follow the promts!

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Yes , to do an upgrade install start normally the system in Windows XP home, using an account with administrator privileges.
When XP home started completely and you are logged in put the windows setup CD inside computer and start the setup file inside windows cd.
Chose upgrade installation when required. The software will restart the computer and proceed with the upgrade.

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No. Off load any information you want to save. Format the drive, and load from scratch.

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Yes it can. Put the disk in and choose upgrade.

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I could not upgrade neither windows XP, Windows 7 of this Product Model: GT5662. Would you assits? Thanks.


Hello kelvinvu, according to the information that I gathered from this computer model, it has Windows Vista 32 bit home premium installed on it. Windows XP is an older operating system so you can't "upgrade" to it. You could however install a fresh copy (more likely completely erasing all your previous information on vista and data files) or you could upgrade to Windows 7. Since you are using "Windows Vista 32 bit home premium", you have to upgrade to "Windows 7 32 bit home premium" or better. So if you were trying to "upgrade" to Windows 7 Home Basic, it will not allow that since it considers that a downgrade in the Operating System. You should actually be able to pop in the Windows 7 Home Premium CD while vista is running and start the upgrade process pretty painlessly that way. Just access the CD and walk through the menus for upgrading Vista to Windows 7. As a reminder, you must use the 32 bit discs. If you try and use the 64 bit discs (a different operating system as far as windows is concerned) you will have to go through the same process of installing a new version of windows (not upgrade). I hope this has solved your specific problem kelvinvu, have a great day!

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Dimension 5100 and windows xp pro SP3 clean install


I was able to dig this up.
Reference: http://4sysops.com/archives/tip-how-to-install-and-uninstall-a-program-in-safe-mode/

Run Windows in safe mode.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\
Create a registry key REG_SZ key and call it MSIService and value data and call it Service, which is the windows installer. This will give you permission to uninstall windows service Pack 3 from add/remove programs while in safe mode.

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Dimension 5100 and windows xp pro SP3 clean install


Well if you have it installed on the computer and cant get past the Windows logo. Put the SP3 disk in and do a repair. Make sure you hit -R and not the repair button after clicking continue. Well the directions for a repair will be on the screen. That is my thoughts on what you should do. If you have already done this, then I'm not sure where you should head to next. Hope this helps!!

Mar 17, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Want to up grade to xp


This system does support an upgrade form ME to XP but you need to first purchase an upgrade cd.

keep in mind that windows xp will no longer be supported by microsoft and at the price tag of 89-129$USD for the home edition you may just want to buy a cheap replacement computer.

if you do go to upgrade, once you get the cd you boot to ME. place the cd in and follow the instructions. The process is rather simple and straight forward.

Compaq computer and HP generally have all the drivers in XP when coming from ME. You may not have to do anything other than just use the XP upgrade feature.

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We purchased 3 units with windows 95. can we upgrade, to xp or 2000 and load pos software?


Hello,

Basically the answer is no. The Javelin LC's come with 32MB of memory...the required amount of memory for XP and 2000 Pro are double that. 64 MB of memory total needed.

So without upgrading this PC which might not even be possible then you will have to use Windows 95.

Post back if you have any question's or comments. Thank you for choosing Fixya!

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No Networks Recognized when I upgraded to XP Pro


Are you using a wired or wireless connection?

Check the Device Manager to see if there are any missing drivers or yellow exclamation points.

Report back.

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Upgrading the OS Windows XP not possible


Upgrading from OS Windows XP:

you can upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista(ultimate, premium, home, business.......),
you have to buy a Windows Vista CD and install a fresh copy or format.

Some Minimum Requirements:

i) Min 2GB RAM or atleast 1GB RAM(if you have>1GB RAM installation of Windows Vista will not continue)

II) External Graphic Card. for some versions of Windows Vista(to run Aero Interface, special feature only   in some versions of Windows Vista)

NOTE:

"Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor" is a software from Microsoft which you can download from internet, this  can help you determine which features and edition of Windows Vista will run on your computer. 

 i.e., when u load this software on windows xp it will suggest which upgrade version of windows vista          will suit your system(based on you system configuration. or hardware components.) and then            you can install the upgraded version of windows xp(mostly windows vista home,.........)


Thanking You
M. Sridhar

Dec 26, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Upgrade to windows vista


What are you upgrading from XP Home,XP Pro,XP Premium?

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