Upgrade to XPPro from XP HE

  swapper 22:16 24 May 07

Operating System
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
2.85 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Main Circuit Board
Board: 875P+ICH5R
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 11/17/2003
501.17 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
274.07 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

_NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A [CD-ROM drive]
MITSUMI DM-2000TE [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]


I hope that that is not too much/little info?
I think I need to upgrade for business reasons,
Any advice please about the cheapest way to upgrade from HE to Pro, with the above system?


  Z1100 22:19 24 May 07

that you need?

What is the main focus of the Business?

Would Vista not be a better OS (long term)considering XP Support will now diminish?

sorry there is not an answer there but the questions are meant well.


  Strawballs 22:19 24 May 07
  brundle 22:23 24 May 07

Just for info, if you get an XP Pro CD, insert it while running Windows - it will detect XP Home and allow you to upgrade. Back everything up first though.

  Totally-braindead 22:23 24 May 07

Are you sure you need to upgrade? Theres not much difference between Home and Pro for most users.

If so the cheapest way is to buy a upgrade disk as you already have XP Home and Strawballs has given you the link to it.

  Technotiger 22:24 24 May 07

Microsoft will be supporting XP until at least 2016.

  Z1100 22:26 24 May 07

But will HP, Canon, Lexmark... the list goes on, when it comes to releasing new hardware?

It is worth consideration.


  Technotiger 22:31 24 May 07

I am personally not too concerned about that aspect of it - most of todays hardware still works with Win 98SE and onwards, so I guess the same will apply to most hardware of the future being backwards compatible with XP.

  Totally-braindead 22:36 24 May 07

I agree with Technotiger its in a hardware companies best interests to make sure its hardware will work with most PCs, if they bring out a printer, as an example, for Vista only they will be cutting their own throats as the majority of people don't have Vista.

  swapper 22:53 24 May 07

good lord, I only entered this thread at 2216:-)

While we are creating a website using FP2003, we have been advised that WinXp supports components in FP that XP HE does not?

FP2003 is excellent for our needs as is WinXP.

We have XPPro on one of two PCs at different locations, and we now think it advisable to have both PC's with XPPro, we need to keep our cost low at the moment..

Vista at the moment is not an option.

Would my PC with the above spec. have any problems?


  swapper 06:14 25 May 07


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