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Old 07-25-2005, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which version of Windows XP is best for me?

Which version is best for my home computer?

Windows XP Home? OEM , Retail ?
or Windows XP Pro? OEM, Corp, or Retail?

It's a family computer. We use it for minor games, word processing, and Internet (Internet is shared over a router).

It is a Compaq Presario 5330US, Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz with 512 MB SDRAM, 80 GB Hard Drive.

Also, where is the best place to buy it? BestBuy or eBay?
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Windows XP Home Retail. You can get it for $88 on Newegg, or look around at Best Buy and such.
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What's the difference between XP Home and Pro?

Does one of them use less system resources?
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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id still recommend that you use Windows XP Professional...
if something goes wrong.. its more likely that one can fix it through pro than in the home version.
so if i were you id stick with XP pro.
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally posted by rocket1406
What's the difference between XP Home and Pro?

Does one of them use less system resources?
Read this:
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_home_pro.asp
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Quote:
Originally posted by turnstile
id still recommend that you use Windows XP Professional...
if something goes wrong.. its more likely that one can fix it through pro than in the home version.
so if i were you id stick with XP pro.
This is untrue as it is just as easy to fix a problem with home, but his link states all the differences between home and pro

For you, unless you wanted remote desktop, you wouldnt notice a difference between home and pro
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For you, unless you wanted remote desktop, you wouldnt notice a difference between home and pro

Remote desktop isnt the only feature you would miss... I for one hated the lack of IIS in XP Home... it made web deployment and testing a right pain.
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