Which edition of Windows XP are you running?


Which edition of Windows XP are you running?  

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nathanrosa
The number of users using Windows XP Professional AMAZES me.  The funny thing is I bet that at least 8 out of 10 of them doesn't use the added features PRO has over Home and at last 4 out of the 8 that doesn't even know the difference between PRO and Home.

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thats because it comes pre installed on PC's, and most people using XP are obviously normal computer users that dont sit on it all day needing to use all the pro features.

a tip to all: if you have low ram, don't get XP :)

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amdme3200
thats because it comes pre installed on PC's, and most people using XP are obviously normal computer users that dont sit on it all day needing to use all the pro features.

a tip to all: if you have low ram, don't get XP :)

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Thanks for the tip but I was able to put Windows xp pro sp2 with wmp 10 on a intel 100 mhz with 32 mb ram and a 1 gig hd.

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Frank
thats because it comes pre installed on PC's, and most people using XP are obviously normal computer users that dont sit on it all day needing to use all the pro features.

a tip to all: if you have low ram, don't get XP :)

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Most machines I have seen come pre-instaled with XP home unless you buying a business class machine.

Your "tip" is horrible. Windows XP will run on 128 MB of ram. It will not be happy about it but it will run. Windows XP runs fine on 256 MB of ram.

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Lee G.

XP runs very well on my 64MB machine (formatted Windows 98 and installed XP Home two weeks ago).

It's not too slow really, especially as I only use it for scanning and Microsoft Office 2003. I even tried XP in virtual machine, got it to run with 28MB of RAM but it was extremely slow.

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multimediatechy

I have XP Home edition on my new computer which has a high specification (see spec below for further details). However, I run 98 on my ancient machine though which is p3 450, 64 mb ram - never use it much so never bother updating it.

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NienorGT
The number of users using Windows XP Professional AMAZES me.  The funny thing is I bet that at least 8 out of 10 of them doesn't use the added features PRO has over Home and at last 4 out of the 8 that doesn't even know the difference between PRO and Home.

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ROFL...

I'm always saying that...

I have make a joke to a mate...

He asked me a Home and I have tricked it to a PRO... :shifty:

He as it for 4 month actually and he never seen it again...

(PS: he now studing computers...)

What about that... a PC with no network (only dial-up) and only one CPU...

What on Hell he can do more with PRO???

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canadian397

Windows Xp Home Edition cause I'm Legal!!! :)

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Hell-In-A-Handbasket

XP Pro here, and have a Win2003 Server behind me, undomain. why server then, I use it to Broadcast MP3's to any or all computers, as well as File server for Downloads/backups. and in the other room the ohter 2 box's are XP Home

no use for a domain when 1 of the 3 Desktops can actually use a domain

*and to dht edude above, all are legal cept the server

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Frank
XP Pro here, and have a Win2003 Server behind me, undomain. why server then, I use it to Broadcast MP3's to any or all computers, as well as File server for Downloads/backups. and in the other room the ohter 2 box's are XP Home

no use for a domain when 1 of the 3 Desktops can actually use a domain

*and to dht edude above, all are legal cept the server

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Then if you have no use for a domain why are you using a Windows XP PRO on one of your machines?

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Lee G.
Then if you have no use for a domain why are you using a Windows XP PRO on one of your machines?

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People just like the name 'Professional' probably.

Also MCE and Tablet Edition are effectively Professional anyway but with some extra features and no domain support.

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MurrayF1
People just like the name 'Professional' probably.

Also MCE and Tablet Edition are effectively Professional anyway but with some extra features and no domain support.

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Tho if you know what you are doing you can enable it

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fatty_1179
The number of users using Windows XP Professional AMAZES me.  The funny thing is I bet that at least 8 out of 10 of them doesn't use the added features PRO has over Home and at last 4 out of the 8 that doesn't even know the difference between PRO and Home.

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i know its over kill but yes I do use the major feature that pro has, Domain. My small domain here at home is my test bed for lots of different projects. And its much easier to handle user accounts, not to mention file shareing. Both of these you can do the basics of in home but pro is the way to go if you want control over them. IMHO.

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Frank
Tho if you know what you are doing you can enable it

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Yes but it also disables certain features in these programs.

i know its over kill but yes I do use the major feature that pro has, Domain. My small domain here at home is my test bed for lots of different projects. And its much easier to handle user accounts, not to mention file shareing. Both of these you can do the basics of in home but pro is the way to go if you want control over them. IMHO.

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Then yes, you have a reason to use XP PRO. You are one of the few people who actually use the features pro offers compared to HOME.

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Shagin099

Windows XP Media Center 2005 .... no thanks to HP for not offering an upgrade to 2005 for my zd7000 MCE notebook!

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eilegz

windows xp home edition at home and windows xp pro at work

both with sp2 and latest patches.

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LonghornMadBoy

Windows XP Pro SP2 on my PC and Windows XP Pro SP1a on laptop.

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goodcase

XP Pro SP2

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DenS

WinXP Pro SP2.

Needed a few features of the pro version.

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bsquirle

Windows XP Home SP2

It does the job, so why use pro?

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canadian397
Windows XP Home SP2

It does the job, so why use pro?

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Ya, exactly :)

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Jim K

have Pro on my desktop....Home on my notebook (Fedora on my older computer)

No difference to me regarding the XP computers

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Ji@nBing

Pro SP2

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