cannot upgrade to Winxp Pro

  badgermansix 13:43 15 Jun 07
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Have I dropped a clanger?
I bought a used version of WinXP Pro Upgrade, to upgrade from XP HE.
When I went to install the upgrade, the window options opened. I clicked Install and was told, Cannot install because the installed version is a newer version than the disk?

any advice please?

  Andy1991 13:47 15 Jun 07

bad disc, get another, plobably n old disc, kept back.

  beeuuem 14:07 15 Jun 07

This could be because you have SP1/2 installed with Home Edition. You can only do a direct upgrade if it is an actual upgrade. If the Pro disk is an old version you would need to downgrade the HE click here or do a fresh install.
The question is do you really need XP Pro that much?

  badgermansix 14:20 15 Jun 07

thanks for the response, we need the Pro edition because there are apparently features within it that are not in HE that improve the ability for web site construction while using FP2003.
We have already noticed a difference between the two (HE & Pro) on another PC.

If I unintall the SP2 from my machine, can I reinstall it again?

TIA

  beeuuem 16:46 15 Jun 07

Yes you can reinstall it either from Windows Updates, an SP2 CD if you have one or with Autopatcher from click here

  beeuuem 16:52 15 Jun 07

Sorry, wrong info - Autopatcher is for updates don't think it includes SP2.

  badgermansix 17:25 16 Jun 07

Thank you all,
nice link beeuuem, all installed, up and running fine.

thanks again

  beeuuem 18:47 16 Jun 07

I'm glad all is well.

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