I have 5 workstations that I want to upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro.
I've only done one and I'm having a problem. The upgrade was going smoothly, it rebooted and began copying file to the install folder. Right after that I receive a blue screen stating that the upgrade was stopping so that damage wouldn't occur on my computer.
I rebooted but the error continues to pop up. I booted from the CD to see if I could continue on with the install but it is asking me for an Administrator password. This is my kids computer and I don't recall ever setting a password. If I set a password, where would I use it in the XP Home environment? Basically, what normal functions would require the Administrator password? Any help would be appreciated. I would like to finsh the install without losing programs and data.
Also, what steps should I take before upgrading the other 4 workstation. Do I disable anti-virus software, disconnect all peripherals, disconnect the ethernet cable? Any suggestions are appreciated.