Diff between XP's

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    Diff between XP's

    Hey everyone, I'm just wondering what the differences between the 2 versions of XP are... Home comes with just about every new computer, and depending on the customer, a pirated version of Pro often comes with it a day or two later from 3rd party sources upon request . But although I've seen both, (home on my sister's laptop, pro on my friend's computer), I've never been able to tell the difference except Home has a green box and Pro has a blue one (or am I wrong there too? lol). Are there really any definitive advantages to pro, or is it just something MS made up to suck extra $$$ out of unwary customers?
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    I think you get some extra screensavers with Pro, or something useful like that. Definitely worth the extra $99.
    Away.

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    Network tools and i think SMP support.

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    Do you want to remotely access your computer so you can work with all your data and applications while away from your desk?
    Remote Desktop, a feature found only in Windows XP Professional, lets you set up your computer for connection from any other Windows-based computer. Leave a file at home? Don't want to lug a laptop around? Remote Desktop gives you access to your computer from virtually anywhere. More about Remote Desktop.

    Do you connect to a large network?
    Windows XP Professional is best for people who connect to large networks, such as a school or office network, since it allows you to join and be managed by a Windows domain. More about joining networks.

    Do you need to protect sensitive data in files and folders that are stored on your computer?
    The Encrypting File System (EFS), found in Windows XP Professional but not Windows XP Home Edition, allows you to encrypt your files and folders for added security of sensitive data against theft or hackers. Restricted File Access, also found only in Professional, allows you to restrict access to selected files, applications, and other resources. More about EFS.

    Do you need the ability to completely restore your system in the event of a catastrophic failure?
    Windows XP Professional provides more robust options for backing up and restoring data than Home Edition. More about System Restore and other restore options.

    Would you consider yourself a "power user"?
    Windows XP Professional contains a number of incremental features too numerous to list here. Suffice it to say, users who demand the most from their computers will want to "go Pro." Some additional features found only in Windows XP Professional are:

    Advanced networking for multiple PC environments
    Internet Information Services (IIS), a Windows XP Professional feature that lets you host and manage personal Web sites
    Support for multiple-processor systems
    Support for multiple languages
    thats off of the .asp page that hammer provided, so basically they made xp pro, then took out some useful but not nessarcy functions, and made home.
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    Theres a third version, Pro Corporate. Thats the one with no restrictions and registration and crap, i have that one.

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    I have an OEM version of XP Pro, so no product activation either.
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    Wow, thanks I guess Home's enough for me then, though Pro would be great since I conside myself a "power user".
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    I used Home for about 5 minutes one time. It was on my sisters PC and she needed me to fix the burner, so i wiped it and installed Pro because i couldnt stand home. Its like the ME version of XP.

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    Theres a third version, Pro Corporate. Thats the one with no restrictions and registration and crap, i have that one.
    No offense, but is it a legal copy? Did you get it in a store or online? How much?

    Id like a another copy. Window XP Pro came with my new desktop(Dell). It works fine on my laptop(Dell). But it wont install on my old desktop(Compaq).

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    >>is it a legal copy?

    Yes.

    >>Did you get it in a store or online?

    No.

    >>How much?

    Didnt cost me anything.

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    lol, workplace thing?
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    Originally posted by Hunter2
    lol, workplace thing?
    Corporate License.

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    I think he ment how you got it Rod.

    Like your having your job ment you could have a copy.

    Rod, did you say you worked for Road Runner? Windows Network?

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    Nope never said that. I got it from my grandfather. He works for microsoft and thats how he got it, then gave me a license. Totally legal.

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