Upgrade Windows® XP Home to Windows® XP Professional
What are the guidelines to upgrade from Windows® XP home to Windows® XP professional?
After the launch of Windows® XP Professional edition, there was a huge rush of people wanting to upgrade to Windows® XP Professional from Windows® XP Home.
Here we will talk about the guidelines to upgrade from Windows® XP Home to Windows® XP Professional.
- Guidelines to follow
- Upgrade to Windows® XP professional
- Issues while upgrading
Guidelines to follow
There are few guidelines which must be followed when upgrading system from Windows® XP Home to Windows® XP Professional. While upgrading it becomes impossible to either upgrade or downgrade the operating system if the system hard disk has not been completely formatted. It must be a clean installation as any part of the hard disk containing any file of the previous operating system might create hassles. Especially people who have not been using the legitimate version of the Home edition version have to format the hard disk comprehensively. It is possible to install the Windows® XP Professional without having to carry the complete installation However the Remote desktop server and group policy editor would not accompany the XP Professional upgrade. Rest of the features would remain the same. Also the upgrade would reflect in system properties.
Upgrade to Windows® XP professional
To convert Windows® XP Home to XP Professional, open registry editor by clicking on Start, Run and type in ‘regedit.’ The registry editor window would appear. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and click on system, select ControlSet00X and Control. Following which select Product Options, controlset 00X will have the highest value. Delete the project suite registry key. Create a new DWORD value and give a name as Brand. Set the value of Brand to 0. Restart the system. Boot the BIOS and press ‘F8’ repeatedly to select the start menu. Choose the last known good configuration and let the system boot. To confirm the configuration, check the system properties.
Error message “unregmp2.exe” with the procedure entry point GETIUMS could not be located in the dynamic link library msdart.dll comes in while upgrading from Windows® XP Home to Windows® XP Professional. A solution to this problem will be to press ‘Shift’ and ‘F10’ key when the error comes and open the command prompt by clicking on ‘Start,’ ‘Run,’ type cmd.Type in taskmgr.exe, the task manager window would appear, select the error message box and click on end task. After clicking the end task box, start the installation. However, hard disk format is a must do before the upgrade to Windows® XP Professional is made. Also the installation must be a clean installation and the disk defragmenter must be run before the hard disk is formatted.