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Windows Xp professional installation

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Now I am having windows Xp Home editions.i was trying to install xp professional.when i was installed it gives an error message like "txtsetup.sif" was missed.so i couldnot install xp professional.then when i was search that file(txtsetup.sif) was placed in c:\windows.I think this file was xp home edition file.Shall i make a copy of this file into windows xp bootable disk.then shall i try to install.is it ok r not.otherwise plz help me to install.then one more doubt shall i download win xp from microsoft website.is it useful for loading dotnet and all.
plz inform me as soon as possible
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You need to install XP pro on to an empty hard disk (a clean install) to have the best chance of success. If your xp pro is an upgrade version, you need to have an earlier version of Windows on a CD to prove you qulify for the upgrade. Boot from XP CD, when Windows detects a copy of Windows already installed, choose to delete that partition. Now choose to install XP on to the same 'unpartitioned space'. There will be no old files on your hard disk to cause problems. During xp install you will be asked to insert the old version of Windows (XP Home or Windows 98) while setup checks it and then you can take it out and put the xp cd back in.

Edited by pip22, 18 August 2005 - 05:16 AM.

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