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xp home - xp prof question

Discussion in 'Software' started by greenbrucelee, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    Is there any downloads I can get or upgrade patches to upgrade from xp home to xp pro the reason I want to this is so I can get vitual pc 2007.

    Or is it a case of I would have to purchase xp pro and fully install it?
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    does Virtual PC 2007 not work with XP home? :blink
     
  3. greenbrucelee
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    No it only works with 64bit operating systems which kinda sucks:twisted:
     
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    I wish I had got xp prof when I bought my PC it was only a £20 difference:(
     
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    greenbrucelee,

    So your goal is to be able to use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. According to the Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Systems Requirements webpage, it states that the Host operating system must be at least Windows XP Professional. You state that you currently have Windows XP Home Edition, therefore currently you do not meet the minimum system requirements for Microsoft Virtual PC 2007.

    According to the "Upgrading from Previous Versions of Windows" webpage, it states that Windows XP Home Edition is eligible for an in-place upgrade to Windows XP Professional. In order to implement the in-place upgrade to Windows XP Professional, then you will need to have in your possession a valid legal copy of the Windows XP Professional media. Therefore the "downloads...or upgrade patch" that you're requesting is called the Windows XP Professional Upgrade version.

    p.s. Thanks Raffaz for the System Requirements page link for Virtual PC 2007.

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    1. Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 System Requirements - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/virtualpc/sysreq.mspx
    2. Upgrading from Previous Versions of Windows - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/upgrading/matrix.mspx
     
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    Cheers for that peeps, the only think is the page cant be found for purchasing the upgrade to xp pro which is a bit crap, so I have emailed them to say that I want it be cant buy because of this.
     
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