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showgo178

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#1 12 years ago

Recently I saw someone being advised to buy Xp Pro,over Home.Why would you do that? I have pro on the comp I just built,but I got that for free. What is the point in paying extra to buy pro?




Mr. Burger

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#2 12 years ago

Basically it has better networking features apparently. As Pro is suppososed to be used for work/businesses/schools.




showgo178

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#3 12 years ago

Hmm....interesting.Just to note that I have a comp running Xp Home,so I know it like the back of my hand.Don't use Pro too much.




Oblivious

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#4 12 years ago

XP Home is basically just XP Pro stripped down a bit.

I personally have had fewer issues with Pro than I did with Home. Perhaps it was just coincidence, but I personally think it was due to MS doing a piss poor job of stripping the features, and forgetting to tie up some loose ends. Needless to say, all my boxes run Pro now.




M!tch VIP Member

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#5 12 years ago

Pro, gives you more networking capability, but Home can use a maximum of 5 pc's anyway

Pro has more administrative options, and you can also access the Pro pc remotely and is more office orientated

Pro costs more, you could buy Home and spend the money you save on a better graphics card, cpu, hard drive etc.

basically if you are just playing games and surfing the net Home will do fine


Thinking about it.



rob.

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#6 12 years ago

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_home_pro.asp

Go for Home. $100 Cheaper, and Pro just has more Networking Features.




liquideyez

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#7 12 years ago

its more or veerry easy to hack your password in home then it is on pro..




Dragokatzov

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#8 12 years ago
M!tchPro, gives you more networking capability, but Home can use a maximum of 5 pc's anyway Pro has more administrative options, and you can also access the Pro pc remotely and is more office orientated Pro costs more, you could buy Home and spend the money you save on a better graphics card, cpu, hard drive etc. basically if you are just playing games and surfing the net Home will do fine

pretty much




rob.

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#9 12 years ago
liquideyezits more or veerry easy to hack your password in home then it is on pro..

No, they are both built under the NT System, they are both equally as easy to hack as each other.




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#10 12 years ago

PRO also has nice computer management features, and it seems to be more stable. I have a machine that runs home, and I had to re install windows 3 times in the last 2 years. I have had Pro on my main comp for the last 4 years, and I have not had a single problem. (Pro also seems to like WiFi cards better, go figure)




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