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reformating my xp home and booting xp pro


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friedpooodle

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Hello. The problem I have is probably very simple, but I just want to make sure that I don't screw up so please help me.

All I want to do is simply reformat my Windows XP Home edition computer, delete everything off of it (the things I want to keep I can either download later or are on disks), and then boot Windows XP Professional onto it. If it's possible can somebody give me a step-by-step guide on how to do this? I'm sure it's something simple where I would just have to go into the command prompt and type some code like "fdisk" in and then just put the XP Professional cd in, but I don't want to screw around with something as expensive as a computer.

Also, how would this affect my internet connection. I have a SBC Yahoo! DSL package. It is also on a network with two other laptops (including this one). Would I have to re-set up everything?


Please respond and thank you very much.
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http://www.blackvipe...stallxppro1.htm

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No, it will not affect your internet connection, which is maintained by your DSL router/modem

Yes, you will need to set up your computer for the network, but it is basically installing your drivers for your NIC.

Word of advice...before you start, download the latest drivers and burn them to a CD
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"but it is basically installing your drivers for your NIC.

Word of advice...before you start, download the latest drivers and burn them to a CD"

2 things:

1. What is NIC?
2. What do you mean by downloading the latest drivers?
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