My C disk has the Home XP installed and the C disk only has about 4 gigs left.
Want to test drive the XP Pro and will install that on a separate external disk.
This disk already has 3 partitions and I'll probably make a 4th and install the XP Pro on it.
I have a boot and install disk which I got from a newsgroup and I already test installed on a separate, older puter. Succeeded on the second try.
Some of the questions are....
Once it's installed and I decide XP Pro isn't worth it, is uninstalling it a matter of deleting the partition it's on or is there a lot of registry cleanup I have to do later?
Is there a registry cleaner that's maybe especially made for this purpose? I'm guessing you can't remove XP Pro using add/remove programs.
If I simply delete the partition, will the puter think it's still a dual boot and go through that select OS thing in the beginning? Or worse yet, will it freeze looking for the missing XP Pro?
Oh yeah, since the XP Pro isn't really legit , will I have to stop it from trying to update? Does MS check serial# and do they care to that extent?