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Old 08-09-06, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default Windows XP Home >> Windows XP Pro

Hey guys, How much better is XP Pro than home and is it worth upgrading?
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Old 08-09-06, 01:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: Windows XP Home >> Windows XP Pro

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_home_pro.asp
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Old 08-09-06, 01:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for that article.
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Old 08-09-06, 07:11 AM   #4
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Multi-processor support - Windows XP Pro supports up to two microprocessors, while Home Edition supports only one.

Eh???

Article seems a little dated
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Multi-processor support - Windows XP Pro supports up to two microprocessors, while Home Edition supports only one.

Eh???

Article seems a little dated
Ya, I have read that article somwhere else and a while back it seems.
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Old 08-20-06, 05:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: Windows XP Home >> Windows XP Pro

If you´re refering to dual core, Home supports both cores, but not 2 physical CPUs as I understand it, IE 2 cpus on one mobo.
While Pro does, so pro could run 2x DC cpus for 4 CPUs.
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If you´re refering to dual core, Home supports both cores, but not 2 physical CPUs as I understand it, IE 2 cpus on one mobo.
While Pro does, so pro could run 2x DC cpus for 4 CPUs.
Yep.

Realistically the only advantages I see to Pro are that, logging into domains and file permissions.

If you don't need any of that stuff you don't Pro and if you're buying windows Home is signifcantly cheaper.
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Old 08-22-06, 04:36 PM   #8
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I've understood that the main difference is that Pro has more security features than Home, such as Incrypting files and Network Security features, in a broad sense.
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