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Unable to upgrade from XP Home to Prof When Service Pack 2 Install

I would like to upgrade from XP Home to Professional. However, I get the
following error message: "Setup cannot continue because the version of
Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD".

Ultimately, I want to upgrade so that I can install IIS for the purpose of
developeing ASP.NET applications.

Thanks in advance,
Ryan

Nov 22 '05 #1
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I don't think you can upgrade from Home to Professional.
As an alternative, you could try the WebMatrix project, it contains a local
Web server capable of running ASP.NET applications.
http://www.asp.net/webmatrix/default...dex=4&tabId=46

Chris
"Ryan Cowan" <Ry*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I would like to upgrade from XP Home to Professional. However, I get the
following error message: "Setup cannot continue because the version of
Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD".

Ultimately, I want to upgrade so that I can install IIS for the purpose of
developeing ASP.NET applications.

Thanks in advance,
Ryan

Nov 22 '05 #2
Does anyone know definatively?

"Christopher Kimbell" wrote:
I don't think you can upgrade from Home to Professional.
As an alternative, you could try the WebMatrix project, it contains a local
Web server capable of running ASP.NET applications.
http://www.asp.net/webmatrix/default...dex=4&tabId=46

Chris
"Ryan Cowan" <Ry*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2E**********************************@microsof t.com...
I would like to upgrade from XP Home to Professional. However, I get the
following error message: "Setup cannot continue because the version of
Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD".

Ultimately, I want to upgrade so that I can install IIS for the purpose of
developeing ASP.NET applications.

Thanks in advance,
Ryan


Nov 22 '05 #3
You can upgrade from Home to Pro, but if Home has SP2 and your Pro disk is
pre SP2 then you'll have to SlipStream SP2 into a Backup of your XP Pro
disk, since you have a newer OS installed than the one you're trying to
upgrade to.

Have a google for nLite to help you SlipStream.

Note that an OEM version of XP Pro will not upgrade XP Home.

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Mick Doherty
http://dotnetrix.co.uk/nothing.html
"Christopher Kimbell" <c_*******@online.nospam> wrote in message
news:41********@news.broadpark.no...
I don't think you can upgrade from Home to Professional.
As an alternative, you could try the WebMatrix project, it contains a
local Web server capable of running ASP.NET applications.
http://www.asp.net/webmatrix/default...dex=4&tabId=46

Chris
"Ryan Cowan" <Ry*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2E**********************************@microsof t.com...
I would like to upgrade from XP Home to Professional. However, I get the
following error message: "Setup cannot continue because the version of
Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD".

Ultimately, I want to upgrade so that I can install IIS for the purpose
of
developeing ASP.NET applications.

Thanks in advance,
Ryan


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Nov 22 '05 #4

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