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Old 09-17-2006, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Dumb Windows XP Questions.

I should know this, but I don't. I'm currently running windows XP Home Edition SP2, it's installed on my WD Protege 80GB HDD. I have 2 HDD's in this computer, and I am wanting to install Windows XP Professional.

Questions : 1. Can I install Windows XP Professional on my WD Caviar SE 80GB HDD, and be able to have a dual boot? (Stupid question.) Reason for me asking is because I'm not sure with the whole "upgrade or clean install" complications.

2. Can I take the Service Pack 2 from my Windows XP Home, and intergrate it into a Windows XP Professional disk?

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Old 09-17-2006, 06:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1. yes you can;you can use also a boot loader software for much flexibility
2. I know that the Service Pack CD is for both version of Windows,not one for Home and one for Professional

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Old 09-17-2006, 08:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Windows XP will automatically create entries for both operating systems in the boot file, for you to choose which OS to boot into.

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Old 09-17-2006, 05:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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why dont you just back up everything onto the other hard drive and put XP Pro on your Primary drive, it would seem simpler to me (but its your computer i guess)

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