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Old October 15th 04, 05:49 PM
Rusty
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I want to upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro. I am new to database development
and had I known that Home doesn't support IIS, I would have gone with Pro
when I bought this machine. Anyway, I was on the Microsoft upgrade pages,
and there was a message from someone trying to do the same thing saying that
he could not upgrade (It couldn't find the path) because he had installed
SP2. Has anyone else had problems upgrading? Should I uninstall SP2 prior
to attempting the upgrade? Any tips for how to make this a smooth transition?

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Old October 15th 04, 05:54 PM
Will Denny
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Hi

A couple of options:

You can create a sliptreamed SP2 CD, with which you can upgrade Home Sp2 to
Pro SP2 Download the SP2 file (266 MBs) from he

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en -
or if you have the SP2 CD, copy the xpsp2.exe file from that CD onto your
hard disk/partition:

Then follow the directions in the following article:

http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?act...showarticle=49

Otherwise you can use the XP Pro CD to 'downgrade' to SP1/1a, then
re-install SP2.

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"Rusty" wrote in message
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I want to upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro. I am new to database development
and had I known that Home doesn't support IIS, I would have gone with Pro
when I bought this machine. Anyway, I was on the Microsoft upgrade pages,
and there was a message from someone trying to do the same thing saying
that
he could not upgrade (It couldn't find the path) because he had installed
SP2. Has anyone else had problems upgrading? Should I uninstall SP2
prior
to attempting the upgrade? Any tips for how to make this a smooth
transition?



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Old October 15th 04, 07:21 PM
Rusty
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Default upgrading to XP Pro from Home with SP2

Thanks Will,

I'll give it a shot. I am so grateful you are here. BTW, there is a second
post further down the line that is the same...got an error message that the
post didn't go, so disregard.

Thanks again,

Rusty

"Will Denny" wrote:

Hi

A couple of options:

You can create a sliptreamed SP2 CD, with which you can upgrade Home Sp2 to
Pro SP2 Download the SP2 file (266 MBs) from he

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en -
or if you have the SP2 CD, copy the xpsp2.exe file from that CD onto your
hard disk/partition:

Then follow the directions in the following article:

http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?act...showarticle=49

Otherwise you can use the XP Pro CD to 'downgrade' to SP1/1a, then
re-install SP2.

--

Will Denny
MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Rusty" wrote in message
...
I want to upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro. I am new to database development
and had I known that Home doesn't support IIS, I would have gone with Pro
when I bought this machine. Anyway, I was on the Microsoft upgrade pages,
and there was a message from someone trying to do the same thing saying
that
he could not upgrade (It couldn't find the path) because he had installed
SP2. Has anyone else had problems upgrading? Should I uninstall SP2
prior
to attempting the upgrade? Any tips for how to make this a smooth
transition?




 




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