over writing xp pro RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have found out that my copy of xp pro is not valid. I do have a valid copy of xp home which is on a floppy disc. Can i overwrite xp pro? or do i have to go for a full install?

    Is there any way i can download xp home by using my validation key? and then install?

    Tuesday, January 23, 2007 7:01 PM


  • One cannot "overwrite" an existing Windows XP Professional installation with Windows XP Home Edition.  You'll need to perform a "clean install" of Windows XP Home Edition using your genuine Windows XP Home Edition CD and product key.

    Clean Install Windows XP

    Tuesday, January 23, 2007 7:41 PM