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Difference b/w XP Professional and Home?

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So?
Had install an old Home disk when I installed my new mobo today, freaking HP doesn't offer the OS disks anymore.....can't even burn it. I hate HP so much.
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wait whats the problem?
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Home doesn't have crap like Disk management. Unless you like to tweak lots, then you wont notice the difference
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Originally Posted by The_Jester View Post
Home doesn't have crap like Disk management. Unless you like to tweak lots, then you wont notice the difference
......no, the only difference is networking
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From all I have heard it seems like PRO has some more security especially with networking. Its more of a business OS. No real differences though, I use PRO here at home. Its great. I used to use Home, feels the same.
    
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Yea it does feel the same. There are some very minor differences, but no really big deal. Microsoft :\\
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Originally Posted by noshibby View Post
......no, the only difference is networking
Not true, another difference is that Windows XP Pro supports [2] Physical Processors (as in skt 940.) Windows Home Edition on the other hand only supports [1] Physical Processor (as in skt 939.) Another difference is that in XP Pro you can create a software RAID, where as in Home all RAIDS must be done through the hardware.

Honestly though, for all practical purposes (and by practical, I mean for the home user) they are all the same.
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Ok, by physical processors I hope that you don't mean that Home doesn't support dual-core, because they seem to be registering ok with my monitoring apps.
I am using XP for gaming and overclocking, that is all. Thanks for the input!
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
Ok, by physical processors I hope that you don't mean that Home doesn't support dual-core, because they seem to be registering ok with my monitoring apps.
I am using XP for gaming and overclocking, that is all. Thanks for the input!
No, not at all. Dual core processors in this case are still considered one physical processor (with 2 processing cores), in that the motherboard you have only has one CPU skt, one socket = one physical CPU. Windows professional is made to support server motherboards, which in may cases have two sockets for CPU's, and can have two physical CPU's. Assuming each CPU was dual core that would be four processing cores. Hope this clears things up.
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pro has address bar even with local folders
pro has a better start menu
pro might have features that we are not aware of that might be used
    
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