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Old 02-20-2005, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Whats the differance bettween win xp home and xp pro

Whats the differance bettween win xp home and xp pro?

i know a few things but i am just wondering what the big differances are. do you think any of you could enlighten me?


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Windows XP Home Edition

Contains basic support for security among multiple users.
Built-in support for peer-to-peer networking, but only for up to five computers.
The backup utlity is not installed by default, but is included on the CD.

Windows XP Professional Edition

Includes extended support for security between multiple users on the same machine.
Better support for peer-to-peer networking, plus support for joining a "Windows NT domain."
The backup utlity is installed by default.
The Professional edition includes the following components not found in the Home edition:
Administrative Tools (in the Start Menu and Control Panel)
Automated System Recovery (ASR)
Boot Configuration Manager
Group Policy Refresh Utility
Multi-lingual User Interface (MUI) add-on
NTFS Encryption Utilitiy
Offline Files and Folders
Performance Log Manager
Remote Desktop
Scheduled Tasks Console
Security Template Utility
Telnet Administrator
Provides support for multi-processor systems (2 or 4 CPUs), Dynamic Disks, Fax.
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hey thanks that clears everything up. I guess i better get xp pro next time i buy a computer.
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