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xp home or pro?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by young lad, 8 Mar 2006.

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  1. young lad

    Hitman

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    hey guys,

    So which do you think i should go for have both so just thougth would ask which for my new pc for games ?


    Young lad
     
  2. legend_of_chaos

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    I had the same choice,i went for home because xp pro is mainly set up for networking so im told,im happy with my choice :D ,alot cheaper as well.
     
  3. marc2003

    Capodecina

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    put simply - if you don't know the difference between the 2, then xp home is for you. :)
     
  4. young lad

    Hitman

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    Cheers guys was just asking for the sake of it tbh new pc so want to make it run as best i can as all young lads do lol
     
  5. chex

    Hitman

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    =/

    I would go for pro always
     
  6. Craig321

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    I would personally got for pro as I do use some of the extra features in pro, but all the features in professional are just about there in home but hidden, and if they're 100% not there then you can download a 3rd party program to do the same thing.

    Craig.
     
  7. PinkPig

    Mobster

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    I am so fed up with people arbitrarily recommending Windows XP Professional without even knowing what the extra features are, tell me one of them that you use regularly.

    (And your signature isn't allowed)
     
  8. Logan09

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    If you're just planning on running games and the normal browsing/word kind of stuff then go for home as it's cheaper. Pro offers extra features, but most of which an average user never uses.

    The other option is the media centre edition, which is basically XP Pro (minus the ability to log onto a domain - although you can enable this with a bit of registry tweaking) but it's cheaper, and includes the media centre software.
     
  9. young lad

    Hitman

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    So home i will use then OK

    Cheers for commments lads
     
  10. Borris

    Caporegime

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    AFAIK, you can tweak Home to include Pro's features anyway.
     
  11. young lad

    Hitman

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    so which 1 is it just pro or home just reply with home or pro cheers:)
     
  12. Spyhop

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    They're pretty much the same. Pro just sounds better.

    If you have access to pro, you might as well use it. :)
     
  13. young lad

    Hitman

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    Hve both in front of me just need 2 decide which 1 to use?
     
  14. Spyhop

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    PRO
     
  15. young lad

    Hitman

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    does pro have extra things to make up for the price or just ?

    But price doesnt matter as i have both os's anyway so:) i win:)
     
  16. PinkPig

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    This is getting ridiculous. Why exactly do you happen to have a licensed copy of both? Either you've wasted someone's money or you're a pirate filling the place with spam. Either way noone can give a correct answer to "home or pro, one word". If the other CD and license is going to sit in a cupboard then you may as well install XP Professional, but you won't use any of the features that XP Home doesn't include.
     
  17. young lad

    Hitman

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    I have both from my first pc then my mum got xp pro off a m8 so.
     
  18. PinkPig

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    Oh well then, in that case.....

    Let the world forgive my sarcasm.
     
  19. young lad

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    Lol?

    So which 1 mr pink pig ?
     
  20. Craig321

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    I don't mean to start an argument, and this is the only thing I'm going to say, I'm not going to argue.

    Why get stressed over someone liking XP Pro over XP Home? Chill.

    Craig.
     
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