Got some good tips here so I went the route of installing VMWare netowrking and then installing XP Pro from the bootable cd while in the VM window. Pro installed fine and I can open it as the guest OS in VM.
So here's the dumb question #1:
Where did the XP Pro install, into which new or old folder? It didn't overwrite the Home XP since I do reboot into the Home edition. Are the XP Pro files as "installed" via VM invisible protected files that I can't see?
Since I'm at it, here's question #2:
Any good forums for VMWare newbies like myself? TIA.