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Old 04-20-2006, 09:25 PM   #1
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Windows Xp Home, or Windows Xp Professional. Both SP2.


So, what one is faster, what one do you guys prefer, is either one of them bigger in size? Ect..


Id just like overall input, because I got a new Home disk to reformat, but my brother gave me a Professional disk. So yeah, I can use either, lol
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:29 PM   #2
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Windows Home edition is a lot bigger than windows professional, It has a lot more dll's hence making it a lot more vunerable to attacks as well.

All these extra files gives home edition a lot more stuff to load hence making is slower and bigger. Professional is a lot better, but for gaming home is a lot better... but honestly for home use and stuff, you wont notice much of a difference, only if your going to be doing networking, pro has more options..
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:35 PM   #3
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Hmm.. Well, Pro has better security? Sounds great.. Ill definetly take that into consideration.

But what extra stuff does home have on it. Because it seems like it would be Vice Versa.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:54 PM   #4
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Pro seems to carry a lot of extra junk you will never use. I'd go with home, but go with Pro if you want.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:55 PM   #5
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lol its actually the other way around, home has a lot more junk working away in the background that your really not ever gonna need and it uses system resources.

Pro has a lot more administrative capabilites compareed to home. Its a better version of XP
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:59 PM   #6
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Aright, I guess ill just use that I guess. Unless someone has a reason as to why I shouldnt.

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Depends on what your going to be using your comp for.. Go with home if you could do without the extra stuff.. but as Natalya says home has more junk than pro, lol, go with pro.
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why does home have more junk though?
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:34 PM   #9
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Home doesn't support dual core does it?
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Well, neither system does. But windows has a 64 bit edition out.


Anyways, I dont know why home does. But I think im going with pro. Seems like a just overall better decision.
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im guessing that pro has more advanced options... for the "pros" hence the name XP pro.
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I figured it was more of a buisness type OS
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I use Professional, and the only benefit I see in Pro over Home is networking tools.
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I have a pc running windows xp home, and a pc running xp pro, the pc's are diff speeds, but when I run the ctrl - alt - delete manager. The resources seem really close in comparison. I find Home and Pro about the same price on ebay. So I went with pro on one of my other pcs. I can't tell the difference. I'm running two Systems with XP Pro, with 2 gigs of ram. I don't see a difference, between those and a pc running 1 gig of ram.
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Ive heard that Pro is more stable, as well as having a lot more drivers preloaded (not much of a deal if you have an internet connetion though).
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Well my internet blows!

So Pro is sounding like the best option for me then
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Old 04-21-2006, 03:16 AM   #17
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I use Professional. It's OK. I don't like it, I liked MCE much better.
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Yeah MCE rules. Ive got Home, Pro, and MCE, and I like MCE the best.
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XP pro prob silly
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I dont have Media center. So it looks like pro for me.
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