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    I would like to repair my XP Home OS with a XP Pro disc.

    Any problems with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I would like to repair my XP Home OS with a XP Pro disc.

    Any problems with this.
    If you are talking about a repair install to fix some corrupted system files it should work. Just pop the CD/DVD into your drive, reboot and go through the repair process. I do not believe this requires a key entry and the main system files should be the same.
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    Hmmm. I've not tried it myself (as far as I remember!) but I'd be a bit wary. Personally I would try and borrow an XP Pro CD if I could.
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    I doubt that you'd be able to do a repair from XP Pro. You'd be better off trying to borrow an XP Home CD.

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    Yes, thanks Joe - of course I meant "Personally I would try and borrow an XP [s]Pro[/s] Home CD if I could" !
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    The last time I attempted to do a true XP repair install (not just a sfc /scannow), I was prompted for the Windows Product Key, and the only one I could get the system to accept was the product key associated with the borrowed XP CD (which was not installed on any machine). That was only three weeks ago. (I do suspect the original XP install was a counterfeit - it was a client's PC, not mine).
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    Thanks everyone.

    My attempt to upgrade/repair is based on Fred's definition of a repair which he wrote about some time back . I have his instruction and will follow his direction.


    The XP PRO CD is from a friend and he has upgraded all of his computers to Win 7 so the key is not active.

    Gerald:

    I was wondering about the key issue. I was under the impression I would use the key that is associated with my XP Home.

    Apparently, that is not the case.

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