Upgrading from XP Home to XP pro using Older Upgrade CD
Posted on 2011-03-17
I have XP Home and want to upgrade using my XP Pro upgrade CD but I get the error:
Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD.
MS help says the following about it...
To install the version on the CD, restart your computer, boot from this CD, and follow the instructions for a new installation.
Warning: The default setup options will replace your existing version of Windows with this version. If you wish to keep both versions you must select a new destination folder for this version of Windows. If you decide to delete the newer version of Windows that is currently installed on your computer, the files and settings cannot be recovered.
Ideally what I want to do is install XP Pro so that I can use IIS. I don't really want to reformat my PC as backing up everything will take too long for this project.
Do you know if I boot from CD like MS says will it wipe my personal files?