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Old 12-02-2005, 03:15 PM   #11
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I think xp pro supports more memory than home, up to 4 gigs, i believe, correct me if im wrong. if im right, thats worth it in itself.
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I think xp pro supports more memory than home, up to 4 gigs, i believe, correct me if im wrong. if im right, thats worth it in itself.
that has nothing to do with XP, it all depends on how much RAM the motheroard can take
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that has nothing to do with XP, it all depends on how much RAM the motheroard can take
No. even if your motherboard can support 8BG of RAM, windows XP (home and professional 32bit editions) can only support 4GB... It's a memory limitation..

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depends what you will use the pc for. if its just going to be used at home for games, internet, etc then go for home. professional is just an add on for people who need the functions it has to offer.
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No. even if your motherboard can support 8BG of RAM, windows XP (home and professional 32bit editions) can only support 4GB... It's a memory limitation..

http://blogs.msdn.com/adioltean/arch...26/422326.aspx
yea u kno what, u are right, i even made a crappy website on 64-bit and while reasearching found the 4GB limit on 32-bit, now i feel stupid...rofl
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Old 12-04-2005, 11:40 AM   #16
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I think Pro offers a lot more networking and security features. The Home version assumes that you probably have one, maybe two, systems that you want to hook up and so the networking options are toned down. Pro assumes that you're in a corporate or large networking environment so it adds much more security, expands some memory limitations, and such.

You're probably fine with Home unless you want to do some large networking projects.
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Well i agree but yet i have pro on both of my two home systems and they have security issues even with the extra benifits. not that u can't get more security but i have definatly seen the help that pro gives. i think it's worth the extra. u can never have 2 much security!
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:20 AM   #18
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If I have xp pro on my new build for home use can I use that same disc to install on my second computer?
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Think maybe I should have started a new thread?
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actually there are a lot of differences between home and prof if they have not been mentioned already . home can not join a domain, has simple file sharing, uses the guest account for workgroup sharing, does not have back up ( can be installed fron the os cd). There are alot here is a link

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