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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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Without the disk you cannot upgrade to Windows XP Pro, because both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional are two different edition / version.

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But if you want to upgrade the Service Pack then you can very well do it.

Click the link below to download Windows XP SP3 for your edition and install it. Before installing it make sure you have turned off your security programs or better install it from the SafeMode

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b5a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4&displaylang=en

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