On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:57:21 -0500, "David B." <mail@xxxxxx>
>I wasn't aware XP was available on DVD? Rather an odd path to follow, my
>choice would have been;
>1. XP Pro Upgrade (inserting XP Home CD when asked for previous OS
>2. XP SP3
The reason for this is to investigate the various connectivity
possibilities from XP-Home to XP-Pro SP3.
I have a physical XP-Pro machine that I upgraded to SP3 last week, but
as a consequence my wife lost access to the printer I have. She is
running XP-Home SP1.
So I figured I would check the various tricks on a virtual machine
before embarking on a physical upgrade on her PC.
So far I have verified that XP-Home SP2 still has the connectivity
problem against an XP-Pro SP3 machine.
That is why I did the boot from the MSDN DVD with the XP-Pro SP2
install files (it is an MSDN disk with several different OS installs
on). Then it locked up as described...
But since I had enabled undo disks on the virtual machine I have now
discarded the SP2 level on the guest and the half upgrade to Pro and
instead started the upgrade directly from XP-Home. This time I
navigated to the Setup.exe on the CD (ISO file captured to guest) from
inside XP-Home. I got a selection to do an upgrade to Pro in the
sequence so I guess I am good now.
The process is still running when I write this.
Bo Berglund (Sweden)