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Old 11-15-2005, 05:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi.

I'm organizing to get a new computer custom built, and I'm wondering what version of XP I should get.

I'm a little short on cash, so I'm leaning towards XP Home, which is $150 as opposed to $240 for XP Pro.

I've got an AMD Athlon CPU, whether that makes any difference to which one I should be getting. I'm not using the computer for any corporate or networking needs (other than a wireless network to the other laptop in my house), the computer is just mainly meant for gaming and general use.

So, if you could please recommend which one I should get, I'd be thankful.

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Old 11-15-2005, 05:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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though i feel XP pro is alwyas the best but u can always go in for home edition

if u are really short of expenses..

as u not gonna use it for some industry or office
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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get mce 2005. it's XP pro (with a bunch of extra's) at a cheaper price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832102311
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anyone know the different between pro and home?
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does windows xp media centre look just like xp pro when it starts up?
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Yes you have to enable media center

http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...5&pagenumber=2
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Get the OEM pro.
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Get the OEM pro.
OEM pro costs more than media center and it don't have as many features
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OEM pro costs more than media center and it don't have as many features
True True...

But isn't media center a system slayer ?
I have heard that a few times...
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True True...

But isn't media center a system slayer ?
I have heard that a few times...
what do you mean? I never had a problem with it
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