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XP home to pro, BIG PROBLEM

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just ran the installation to upgrade to professional, and i cant reboot my PC, just says, sorry a recent hardware change or software might have caused this error, it then gives options to start in safe mode, safe mode with network, safe mode with command propmt, last know config, and then normal, but none work, im stuck any help please
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It's always best if possible to do a 'fresh install' of xp on to an empty partition to avoid conflicts with existing files on your C drive. Although you have an upgrade version of xp, it's still possible to do a 'clean' install provided you have the CD for the older version of Windows. Be sure to save any of your own files from C drive before formatting it! You should also check you have all the driver-discs for your hardware (graphics, sound, printer etc.). Then format C with the XP boot disc, choose to do a fresh install, and you will be asked to insert the CD from your older version of Windows. Then setup will continue. Hopefully it will succeed this time.
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i agree 100% a fresh install is the way to go. WAY too many problem come up when upgrading. I think pip22's advice is good.
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