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Old 04-25-2006, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently odered all the new parts for my new gaming rig. All that is left is the OS. Windows xp pro is $40 mor than home edition. Is the pro edition worth it. Also, and more importantly, i read that home edition cannot support multiple processors where the pro edition can support 2. Does this mean that xp home wont be able to handle the AMD X2 that i just got?

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Old 04-25-2006, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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just go with home.. i havent really noticed a difference between my pro and home version. They can both handle your processor.. i too was a bit worried about my old windows xp being able to detect my processor... but i think thats more of a mobo issue than a windows issue

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windows xp pro has some better networking stuff. and some cool cmd comands but other than that theres no difference.

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Old 04-25-2006, 10:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You will need service pack 2 for windows to see the other processor. I went with Pro due to the price difference was soo close, but home would have been adequte.

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Old 04-25-2006, 03:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You will be fine with XP Home. If you are purchasing, I think you will find that the XP Home w/ SP2 is what is out there for sale. A lot of people are referring to the core XP Home (not sold for a long time now) when they mention SP2 being needed.
3 different OS, so yep I\'m confused.
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