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Old 01-10-2005, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i wanted to buy microsoft windows xp professional for my comp. the idea being to format my current hard disk drive and re-install (currently got windows xp home). but theres lots of different versions of xp pro? like academic etc.

can someone tell me which i want from here:
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...VzdWx0cw%3D%3D

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Why do you want to upgrade?

Here is the difference between the two.

Difference between XP Home and XP Pro

Why are there multiple different versions of XP?

XP will initially be released in two different versions: Windows XP Professional (for businesses) and Windows XP Home Edition (for consumers.) Although the kernel for both operating systems are the same, the Home Edition is a stripped down version of the Professional version. Its main focus is the consumer home PC market, and it is designed to be easier to use. Much of its interface assumes that you have a full time internet connection and that your primary online activities are browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, listening to MP3 and online music, and sharing photos and other digital media on the web. XP Professional is designed for business and advanced home users who need security and enhanced networking capabilities. It looks and feels just like Windows 2000 once you drop the XP color scheme and choose "Windows classic." Windows XP Media Center Edition and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition are special versions of the operating system designed for specific hardware. You can only get these versions when you purchase a the specialized hardware directly from the manufacturer.
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i heard win xp pro is a better operating system in comparison to xp home if your running games etc
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is that right? or i have a hear BS :P
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Sounds like bs to me...but maybe I'm wrong....never actually tried it before
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in which case if i buy (following link), is that all i need to have the windows xp operatings system and license? its just it says 'SP2 Upgrade'

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=65802
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Here is a link. This is what you need.

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