WinXP Home to WinXP Pro OEM upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by MaleManGuy, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. MaleManGuy

    MaleManGuy Guest

    Hi Everyone.
    I have an old PC with WinXP Home SP2 OEM. I have a New Machine with WinXP
    Pro OEM SP2.

    I want to copy the old XP Home hard drive over top the new XP Pro hard drive
    and then do a repair install if possible with WinXp Pro OEM.

    basically I want to end up with WinXP Pro and move the contents of my old
    hard drive to the new machine.

    What is the best upgrade path? Thanks.
    MaleManGuy, Aug 8, 2008
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  2. Start by posting in a Windows XP newsgroup.

    OTOH, MS does have a migration program, but I am not sure it will do
    what you want.

    It would copy your data and programs from an old computer to a new one
    over a LAN cable (and it will take a while!). However, IIRC, it also
    moves the OS to the new computer, thus giving you an effective clone of
    the old (of course, drivers would be updated to the new machine, and so

    You'll have to do your own research on the details, though.
    Gene E. Bloch, Aug 8, 2008
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