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Smigg

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#1 15 years ago

Hi! Can anyone tell me the difference between XP pro and Home, because theres a big pric difference and i dont know if its worth the extra cash to go pro.

Thanks again

Steve




M!tch Advanced Member

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#2 15 years ago

XP Professional and XP Home are exactly the same in all respects, except that Professional has a few features (mostly related to networking and security) missing from Home. For most (but not all) home users, these features aren't needed, would never be used, and buying Professional instead of Home is a waste of money.

The two versions are _identical_ when it comes to performance, stability, and device driver and software application compatibility, but are intended to meet different functionality, networking, security, and ease-of-use needs, in different environments. The mostsignificant differences are that WinXP Pro allows up to 10 simultaneous inbound network connections while WinXP Home only allows 5,

so if you are just gaming, or other home stuff (ie photos/videos) and only have no more than 5 pc's networked dont bother with Pro


Thinking about it.



Smigg

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#3 15 years ago

Great, thanks a lot man, i was worried id be stuck with a simplified version or somthing, im hoping to network just the two pcs in my house to share internet and printer, so i shoudl be alright for that.

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Pethegreat Advanced Member

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#4 15 years ago

I got XP pro SP1 running on my computer. It is solid. I had 1 crash( i think) in a year and 1/2. We have XP home at my school and it is crahing, loosing passwords, deleting documents:uhoh:. XP home is good but XP pro is the way to go:rock:




Sh0wdowN

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#5 15 years ago

I'd say pro, but that's just me, or you could wait 'till Longhorn reaches the shelves.

Pethegreat, you had your PC up for a year and a half without even formatting? I normally format my C drive once a month to clean up all the bullshit :/




Mortal Gathum

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#6 15 years ago

ill go pro but with sp2 they got rid of Windows XP Pro or Home during the loading screen so im hoping they will kill the home edition one day....




Pethegreat Advanced Member

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#7 15 years ago
Sh0wdowNI'd say pro, but that's just me, or you could wait 'till Longhorn reaches the shelves. Pethegreat, you had your PC up for a year and a half without even formatting? I normally format my C drive once a month to clean up all the bullshit :/

It runs fine and it would take too long to load all my stuff back in:lol:. I had an HP run without a format for about 5 years:p.




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#8 15 years ago

M!tchXP Professional and XP Home are exactly the same in all respects, except that Professional has a few features (mostly related to networking and security) missing from Home. For most (but not all) home users, these features aren't needed, would never be used, and buying Professional instead of Home is a waste of money.

The two versions are _identical_ when it comes to performance, stability, and device driver and software application compatibility, but are intended to meet different functionality, networking, security, and ease-of-use needs, in different environments. The mostsignificant differences are that WinXP Pro allows up to 10 simultaneous inbound network connections while WinXP Home only allows 5,

so if you are just gaming, or other home stuff (ie photos/videos) and only have no more than 5 pc's networked dont bother with Pro

:agreed

Save yourself some money and stick with home unless you're an advanced user(one which works with large area networks and group policy management. If you don't know what that means, then stick with home edition) or network admin for your company. Home and Pro are built on the exact same code. Just those extra tweaks in pro for, well, professionals, add onto the price a bit.


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Homer Gonerson

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#9 15 years ago

XP Pro doesn't have solitaire... :( i get bored at school during web mastering now.....




Smigg

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#10 15 years ago

Cool thanks guys! i went ahead and ordered the Home OEM (legally!) because i only want to network the one, and im totally broke after buying mt comp :P And the other thing that made the choice for me was lack of solataire, i cant live without solataire!




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