Installing Win XP Professional over Home Edition?


Yes i installed Windows XP Profesional from Windows XP Home edition..

When i finnisedd the computer restarted and asked me these 2 options...



When i gotto the home edition it says, "windows coulndt star because of computer hardware disk configuration problem and it cant read from the selected boot disk................. "

then i restart and i gotto the profesional and it loads up... but this is my problem

there are no driver found for either my sound video and modem....

no driver whats so all....

i tried reinstalling window again and delleteing the partions and creating it again and give me the same problem i did this 4 time over and is really sick of it...

i just want to have the XP Professional instaleed with all my drivers intact and without tht Stupid start up question....

please help...

Thank you..


This question was answered on February 10, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Cannot Install Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition to Separate Folders

Article ID : 283236

Last Review : October 23, 2003

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If you have Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition installed on your computer, when you try to also install Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition, you are not prompted for the location where you want the Windows XP Professional files installed Setup installs the operating system in the Windows folder where Windows XP Home Edition is installed This behavior also occurs if you have Windows XP Professional Edition installed on your computer and then you install Windows XP Home Edition.


This behavior occurs if you use Express Setup to install Windows XP


To work around this behavior, use Advanced Setup to install Windows XP To do this, follow these steps:1 Start your current version of Windows XP

2 Insert the Windows XP installation CD-ROM for the Windows XP version that you want to install into your CD-ROM drive or into your DVD-ROM drive

3 On the Welcome to Windows XP page, click Install Windows XP

4 On the Welcome to Setup page, click New Installation (Advanced) in the Installation Type list, and then click Next

5 If you accept the agreement, click I accept this agreement, and then click Next

6 In the Product Key box, type the product key, and then click Next

7 On the Setup Options page, click Advanced Options

8 In the Advanced Options dialog box, in the To this folder on my hard drive box, type the name of the folder where you want to install this version of Windows XP, and the click OK

9 On the Setup Options page, click Next

10 Follow the directions on your screen to complete the Windows XP installation process

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Posted by Eramilde of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 10, 2005