Upgrading Windows® XP® Home to Windows® XP® Professional
How do you upgrade Windows XP Home to Windows XP Professional?
A Windows XP Home to Windows XP Professional upgrade is mainly to improve system performance. You can start the upgrade with the help of the operating system CD or by the web access method. The first step for the upgrade is to restart the system. Then you need to insert the Windows XP CD in your system's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. You can see the Windows welcome page and select the install option on that page. On the Welcome to Windows Setup page, you need to click 'Upgrade' (Recommended) in the 'Installation Type' box (if it is not already selected), and then click 'Next'. After this you have to accept the license agreement and after this you have to enter the product key of the operating system. After following the instructions given on each page, you need to select the proper options to complete the upgrade. Once the upgrade is complete, you have to restart the system to see the change has taken effect.
The following points are the common issues that might occur during the upgrade of Windows XP Home to Windows XP Professional:
- Error messages
- Operating system corruption
- Insufficient memory
One of the common issues that can occur with the upgrade of Windows XP Home to Windows XP Professional edition is the error message display. The error messages might occur due to various issues in the system. The system requirements for both the editions might vary and if the system cannot provide any of the necessary requirements of the new edition, then this type of issue might occur. The incompatibility of the existing components such as the software and the hardware with the new edition also results in incompatibility issues and error messages.
Operating system corruption
The corruption in the operating system also is an issue during the upgrade of the operating system. If the partition which you have selected to store the new operating system gets corrupt due to any internal issues on the system, then the upgrade will fail. The operating system corruption can be due to other issues such as malware infection.
The capacity of the memory in the system is also necessary for a proper upgrade of the operating system. If the system encounters any insufficiency in memory, then the upgrade will fail without any symptoms. In this case the system will start to show certain error messages.