Updating xp home to pro
Windows XP – Convert Home Edition To Professional Edition Without Reinstalling Once you have installed Home Edition (HE) or Professional (Pro) Edition of Windows XP on your PC, it is officially impossible for you to convert/ upgrade your XP HE to XP Professional Edition or the other way round, i.e.
downgrade from XP Professional Edition to XP Home Edition without actually reinstalling or reformatting the OS.
This would bring up a Chipset Driver issue plus machine device driver issues also as you are probably attempting to do this on a laptop with no floppy drive. I think it would be a better idea to learn and run Linux as a dual boot O/S. I love it and have had no problems, except to reinstall all my programs.
Is kinda-sorta like being painted into a corner when one only has one hard drive. I guess that I have the Win XP Pro program and just thought I would try to upgrade my present computer, which I put together from a couple of other computers.
Here’s a trick to turn Windows XP Home Edition to Windows XP Pro, from within the operating system without going through installation.I ask because I do not have CDs for any of these extras.Your advice would be appreciated before I risk doing anything and what advantages does Professional have over Home Edition?XP Home Edition is installed on my laptop but I have a CD of XP Professional which I bought for installation on another computer.If I install Professional on current computer will I still retain apps like Microsoft Office, etc., or will they need to be reinstalled?
The problem is my registry doesn't have a (Windows Update\AU) How can I fix that. williamp, i am using windows xpsp3 and i don't have the regkey that you mentioned on my computer.. go into windows "services" and make sure that the "automatic updates" service and the "background intelligent transfer service" are enabled..