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xp media vs xp pro vs xp pro 64

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which one would you guys say is thea best. i'm planning on reformating today and i don no which one to pick to get.
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Media Center = If you'd actualy use the extras

XP Pro = Best for almost everyone else

XP Pro 64 = If you don't mind spending a long time finding drivers for most of your stuff, if you even find any
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Normal XP Pro is a safe bet.

You can usually get all the extra's in media centre with other apps like meedio.

XP 64 maybe faster, but getting drivers for things like webcams, some printers etc can be a real faff on. Not to mention, alot of 32 bit programs dont work and they dont have a 64 bit counterpart.
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Just go for the regular xp pro. I think Media center is to clunky and like everyone said the drivers for 64bit are practically non existent.
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Originally Posted by blackeagle
Just go for the regular xp pro. I think Media center is to clunky and like everyone said the drivers for 64bit are practically non existent.
Not really clunky...but the fact it looks for your TV Tuner card / Multimedia functions / etc on start-up, its noticably slower. And running it on anything below a 2Ghz P4 is like a P2 on "normal" XP.

No idea why, but the requirements are hella higher in MCE. I notice it big time.
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thanx guess i'll go with the pro
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