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Hack to Change Windows XP Home to Windows XP Professional

Enable the features found in Windows XP Professional on your Windows XP Home


Edition installation with this hack. It will allow you to turn your Windows XP
Home CD into a Windows XP Profrssional CD.

Note: If your Windows XP CD does not contain Service Pack 2, you might want to
Slipstream Your Windows XP CD first as you will not be able to upgrade an
installation after using the CD.

1. Copy the root directory and the i386 directory of the WindowsXP CD to your hard
drive.

2. Extract the Bootsector of your Windows XP CD.

3. Click START-->RUN-->REGEDIT

4. Highlight HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

5. Click FILE-->LOAD HIVE and select the Setupreg.hiv file


This file is located on your Windows XP CD in the i386 folder.

6. Locate the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEHomekeyControlSet001Servicessetupdd

7. Edit the DEFAULT key and change the following values:

01 to 00
02 to 00

8. Change the name to the value HOMEKEY to anything.

9. Locate the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEHomekeyControlSet001Servicessetupdd

Edit the DEFAULT key and change the following values:

01 to 00
02 to 00

10. Highlight HOMEKEY and select FILE-->UNLOAD HIVE

You can now burn the data on your hard drive to a CD. Then use the CD to install
Windows XP. Be sure to make the CD bootable. You can use the instructions here to
help you do that.