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Replace Windows XP PRO with Windows XP Home

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No, I got that part, but why are we working so hard not to do a clean install?
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First of all, thanks for the replies.

I tried using the Safe Mode OS uninstall but that was the same as ADD/REMOVE programs.

As I see it now (in my opinion) I have two choices:

1. If I can somehow get by the XP Pro message about the hard drive discrepancy and be able to remove Pro and revert back to 98se (which doesn't look like it will work from what I can see.)


2. Do what has been suggested and just format the 'C' drive and install XP Home.

I would think formatting the 'C' drive should be a safe thing to do (I've backed up as much as I can think I'll need from that drive.)

Thanks again for the help.

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I'm curious if a repair installation would work. I guess it's worth a shot. Boot from the CD, and if it recognizes the old XP install I think you're golden.
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