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Old 01-14-2006, 03:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a 2nd hand computer with unregistered XP pro installed. I would like to replace it with registered XP Home OS.
How this can be done without harming HD partition, existing files and folders?

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Old 01-14-2006, 08:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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with a lot of difficulty unless there is unpartitioned space on the hdd. you would need something like partition magic 7. if the disc you have is the upgrade version then it won't be a problem.

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You can downgrade. It would be best to backup your files and install the Home version unless you can find akey for pro
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this would be interesting:

somebody should make a program that lets you downgrade windows versions...its such a pain to reformat every time you wanna downgrade!
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