Tips for Upgrading Windows® XP Home to Windows® XP Professional
What are the various tips to upgrade Windows XP home to Windows XP professional?
We can easily upgrade Windows XP home to Windows XP professional. To upgrade, do the following. First of all, open the registry editor. Go to 'KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SYSTEM/ControlSet00X/Control/Product' options. Then you have to delete the Product Suite registry key. A new DWORD value has to be created and give the name brand. The DWORD upgrading Windows XP home to professional should be given the value 0. Then reboot your computer and press 'F8'. Windows XP startup menu would be displayed. Select and press the option 'Last Known Good configuration'. Windows XP would start coming. It needs the following System requirements. Pentium processor with 233 Mega Hertz speed, 1.5GB hard disk, Random Access Memory should posses at least 64 MB of capacity, a mouse and a key board CD/DVD drive, high resolution monitor and video adapter, speakers, sound card, and headphone.
Features of Windows XP Professional compared to Windows XP Home are given below:
- Control of remote desktop
- Supports multi processors and possesses best system recovery tool
- Supports dynamic disk
Control of remote desktop
Remote assistance is supported by almost all versions of Windows XP. This is only for trouble shooting purposes. Remote desktop feature is supported by Windows XP Professional edition only. Remote desktop means controlling your personal computer while you are away from it i.e. if you are sick and on bed rest, you can do any work on your computer. This is called Remote desktop feature and is made possible with a screen connected through the Internet or Local area network. Those having mobile professions can conveniently access corporate desktop with this feature. Administration of clients can be done remotely with this feature.
Supports multi processors and possesses best system recovery tool
Windows XP home edition can support only one processor. But the advanced version of Windows XP i.e. the Professional edition supports two processors. Microsoft has taken away the System restoring feature from the home edition and introduced a new recovery tool known as Automated System Recovery in the Windows XP Professional edition. If the user commits a mistake and the system cannot reboot and operate, this tool comes to help you. It helps to restore the system even if your hard disk fails to operate. It would not work automatically. Manual installation is required.
Many features not available in Windows XP home are seen in the Professional edition only. Dynamic disk support is a real benefit for the users. Dynamic disk means storage units that supports simple, mirrored, spanned, RAID-5 volumes. Simple volume means the storage unit that can be extended within the same disk; spanned volume defines the storage area that is linked with multiple disks. Mirrored volume means the data stored in one volume or storage unit can be copied to another disk and one can use this feature if one fails. RAID-5 volume means data is stored like an array. If one portion gets damaged, it can be again produced with the remaining portions.