Updating xp home to xp professional
You can also get updated setup files from Microsoft during the upgrade installation if you are connected to the internet.
As time passes from the point of original software distribution, (many vendors often call the first official release of a software platform as a GOLD distribution) many files may be updated before a Second edition of the software (such as Windows 98 Second Edition) or a service release (Office XP Professional SR1.) is distributed.
Dynamic update allows you to do this as you start your installation.
You can also elect to not perform it during the installation, in order to do so at a later time.
Support means that while the operating system may load and run on unsupported hardware and software, any issues that come up with the system will not be covered (i.e.
Next, you will need to enter your 25-character product key on the product Key page.
The next phase from here will vary slightly depending on whether you are upgrading from a Windows 9x system, where you will be asked whether you want to upgrade to the NTFS file system from your FAT or FAT32 partition, or if you are upgrading from Windows NT4 and already using NTFS, you will be displayed with the Upgrading To The Windows XP Professional NTFS File System page.
During an OS upgrade on a system with pre-installed software, you can use upgrade packs to make the existing software compatible with Windows XP Professional.
Upgrade packs are usually available from the appropriate software manufacturers.