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upgrading xp home to pro or vista

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by jacko87, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. jacko87

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    ok i have a copy of both xp pro and vista ultimate. my main question is if i boot to the xp pro cd and choose upgrade, will it just upgrade my xp home to xp pro? if not, is it a good idea to upgrade to vista yet? i have the vista RC on another partition and a lot of my programs dont work with it...is it the same case on the real version of vista? thanks for the help as always.
     
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    it's a lot better idea to simply back up your data and do a clean install than doing an upgrade. much better for your system.

    as for Pro vs Vista, Pro is the obvious choice. don't go near Vista, at least for another year *if you absolutely have to*.
     
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    how is it better for your system? and i dont have the resources to back up such a large amount of data. and by that post im guessing that youre saying it is possible to upgrade from home to pro?
     
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    it's better because you're not mixing and matching windows files. do you have your operating system on a separate partition/drive than the rest of your data? if so, a clean install is easy.

    if the copy of Pro was stamped after your copy of Home, then an upgrade is easy.
     

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