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I am trying to upgrade from WIn XP home to Win XP Pro. I am getting these 2 errors:

                Windows XP Upgrade Compatibility

The option to upgrade will not be available at this time because Setup was unable to load the file
D:\i386\WINNTUPG\NETUPGRD.DLL.

%1 is not a valid Win32 application.

Setup information file D:\i386\COMPDATA\NTCOMPAT.INF is invalid.

Contact your system administrator.


I have used this disk before as well it works fine...

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Did you disconnect all external peripherals except the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless.  Any internal USB card should also be removed.
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Yes I did...

I just read somewhere that If I have a OEM version it will only allow clean install and not ugrade Is it so??

I got my copy from Microsoft MSDNAA website and it says...Microsoft WIndows XP Professional Single User Copy...
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I've never tried a upgrade install using a OEM disc, but it could be that it will not upgrade.
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Can u let me know what Can I do to upgrade...by replacing some file or replaving the files
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Try booting from the install cd and performing a repair install
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