Can I upgrade to XP Pro from XP Home

OkasonOkason Member Posts: 57 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi all..Happy Thanskgiving Please can someone tell me if I can upgrade from XP Pro to XP Home without loosing all my personal settings or do I need to do a full back up. Either way whats the best way to go about this and/or whats the best backup tool to use.
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  • tkdviperstkdvipers Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Forgive me if I'm being ignorant but..

    Do you really want to go from PRO TO HOME or did you mean the other round?? If you mean going from home to pro. Then run the files and settings transfer wizard start> all programs> accessories> systemtools.

    Hope that helped
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  • vexvex Member Posts: 113

    You can upgrade:
    WinNT w/SP6
    WinXP Home
    Ancient Certs:
    Exam 70-064: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows® 95
    Exam 70-067: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
  • OkasonOkason Member Posts: 57 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks TK and Vex its rhe other way round am planning to upgrade from XP Home to XP and sPro.

    And I want to knoe if I need to bacp up stuffs like favourites,My Documents, users specific settings,Outlook etc
    All things work together for them that believe..
  • TeKniquesTeKniques OSCE, OSCP, CISSP, CISA, SSCP, MCSE (03), Security+, Network+, A+, Project+ Member Posts: 1,262 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Just one thing to keep in mind. You need to have a newer copy of XP Pro to upgrade from Home or it won't work. For example, you can't upgrade XP Home SP2 to XP Pro SP1.
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