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Old 11-17-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (NFR)?

Hi all,
I was curious if there is a major difference between this and XP home/pro

I have a barebones computer that needs an OS, and I would like to spend as little as possible as it is really only a internet/light office machine.

The pc is a compaq 5301rsh that I had to put a new hard drive into and the recovery disk was never made.

here is a link to the OS any info would be appreciated
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Paul

http://www.surpluscomputers.com/stor...&item=SWW13455
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:53 AM   #2
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XP64 is for 64 bit processors, XP home doesnt have as many security / networking options etc
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:03 PM   #3
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duh...I can't believe I didn't think of that! thanks!
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Old 11-17-2006, 04:29 PM   #4
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Yeah I wouldn't recommend getting it. The con's outweigh the pro's. It's hard to find drivers and stuff, I know this because my brother has it on his PC.
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Old 11-17-2006, 05:21 PM   #5
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k...I'll steer clear of it
thanks!
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Go pro.
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:12 AM   #7
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How about this one:
http://www.surpluscomputers.com/stor...&item=SWW13456
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Default Re: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (NFR)?

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XP64 is for 64 bit processors, XP home doesnt have as many security / networking options etc
However 98% of home users will never need to go over the enhanced security and networking options. By default an XP PRO install is just as secure as an XP HOME install.

EDIT: The above copy of windows is being ILLEGALLY sold and you could be charged and / or have your copy of windows taken away.
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:45 PM   #9
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That is kind of what I was wondering...seems a little cheap for PRO

I think I can get pro for $81 through my school..legally
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However 98% of home users will never need to go over the enhanced security and networking options. By default an XP PRO install is just as secure as an XP HOME install.

EDIT: The above copy of windows is being ILLEGALLY sold and you could be charged and / or have your copy of windows taken away.
It still doesnt harm to have the otions if ya want them and i never told him to get one or the other, i told him basic differences lol
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