I recently purchased the acer aspire revo nettop that comes with XP Home. I want to upgrade it to XP Pro for networking purposes. I have a full valid XP Pro disk, its sp2. Now the revo has Home SP3. I know that you can't upgrade an SP2 on a SP3 machine, So to install, I used nLite to slipstream sp3 on to my XP Pro disk and it appeared to work correctly. Now I start the process and it gives me the option to upgrade and things start off correctly until it comes time to reboot. When it reboots I get an Chk Disk Error. Press Ctl, Alt, Delete to restart. I do this and no luck. Now when I reboot the machine its says ' select which operating system to load" XP Home or XP Pro setup. Everytime i select XP Pro setup the same error message appears. I am using an external DVD drive to run the software. I also changed the boot options to do the external drive first. Also I read somewhere that I need to change the bios to go from Sata to active IDE, which I also did and no luck. I have read that others have successfully been able to load XP Pro on to the machine. I hope I can.
Thanks for your help.