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How can I tell if a Windows XP install is home or professional?

I have a non-booting system with Windows XP, I have access to the system partition (by booting with Ubuntu, or even by mounting the HDD in a working Windows machine). How can I tell, by analyzing the ...
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XP Pro somehow became XP home

I installed XP Pro SP2 on a newly formatted C: drive on the same Dell Dimension 8100 computer that had been previously running XP Pro. It worked fine. I went to Update.Microsoft.com and installed ...
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How can I determine the installed edition of Windows XP if the OS does not boot up?

I have a drive that I cannot boot, but it has an installation of Windows XP on it. I need to know what type of XP it has, and MS's solution (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310104) presupposes I can ...