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Old 03-27-2004, 01:20 PM   #1
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What is the difference between Windows XP Home edition and Windows Xp Proffesional Edition? Which one is better for computer games? And why does XP Proffesional cost more?
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Old 03-27-2004, 01:27 PM   #2
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There isn't really a difference and it shouldn't affect your games.
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The difference wouldn't makes any difference to games at all.

XP Pro is more a Networking Computer than Home; good for Workstations, Laptops and other high use Networking things. For most users the price difference is not worth the advantages of Pro - unless you want to set up a a Network.
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Old 04-04-2004, 05:50 AM   #4
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Thank's David, will try this
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It should not make much of a difference for games but...

Windows XP Professional has an EFS (Encrypting File System) which XP Home does not. It can join a domain, apply detailed GPOs (Group Policy Objects) and the more advanced Remote Desktop which is like a single sesson Terminal Services.

Multi-Processor support, ASR, Dynamic Disk Support, integrated fax functionality, File-level access control, Roaming profiles, The user interface for IPSecurity (IPSec), SNMP, Simple TCP/IP services, SAP Agent, Client Service for NetWare, and Network Monitor.
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Not that big a difference in statistics but a big difference in Price!
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I wouldn't pay the extra price for xp pro unless you are a business with a network or something like that and require the extra features that xp pro gives you. xp home is just fine for the normal user
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Old 01-01-2005, 12:15 PM   #8
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Multi-Processor support, ASR, Dynamic Disk Support, integrated fax functionality, File-level access control, Roaming profiles, The user interface for IPSecurity (IPSec), SNMP, Simple TCP/IP services, SAP Agent, Client Service for NetWare, and Network Monitor.
lol u copied that off a site omg lol
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Just wait until Longhorn comes out.
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I got XP Pro over XP Home because I could get either free with this deal so I picked XP Pro. It hasn't crashed yet, and I don't really have anything bad to say about it apart from that SP2 isn't really any good, but that affects XP Home too.
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