Hello, I have just brought a Compaq Presario V2402AU and it came with Windows XP Home and i HATE! home. If i reformat the whole laptop and put Windows XP Pro on will it stuff it up or anything? also it came with some softwre like HP updates and all and there is no disc for them so are they important if id o this?? or should i just leave it as it is?
The drivers are all likely to be available on the HP site.
Another option for you is to get a Windows XP Pro Upgrade disc - this will update you from Home to Pro version, but it may cost you a fair bit. Particularly if you've already got an XP Pro disc.
If you have access to the internet and able to download. Go to Compaq/HP site put in your serial # and it will let you search for the specifix drivers and softwares available.
Why do you HATE Home edition? It is virtually the same as Pro, but there are a couple of networking features less. 99% of people don't need Pro, especially in the home environment.