Upgrading XP Home Edition to XP Pro Edition - Issues to Consider
Posted on 2011-03-20
I have a client with a computer that has Windows XP Home loaded on it. It is being used in an office but is not part of a network. They have a custom application designed specifically for their business. They had the application originally running on a Windows XP Pro PC, but that died. Luckily, they had the app and data backed up to an external hard drive. When they loaded the application and data on the home edition pc they found out that some modules did not work. They called the application tech support and were told that the app needed to be run on a PC with XP Pro.
Can I run a Windows XP Pro upgrade on the home edition, or do I have to wipe it out and start from scratch?
If I can run the upgrade (is there actually an upgrade from home to pro?) will anything else be affected. I plan on backing up the data on the xp home pc prior to doing anything.
Is there anything else I need to know?
thanks in advance!