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Drivers for Windows XP Home Vs XP Professional: ARE THEY SAME?

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August 1, 2013 2:15:29 AM

Hello,

I am just wondering if the drivers for windows xp and windows xp professional are same in most cases?
Can I use the drivers meant for Windows XP Professional , for Windows XP Home as well?
Thanks for replying!!

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August 1, 2013 2:18:00 AM

Yeah, Windows XP (x86-32 bit) drivers are identical between Home and Pro versions.
- Some drivers might only work under Professional but they're mostly for dual-CPU socket motherboards.

Windows XP Professional is also available in a x64 Edition, the drivers for x64 are not compatible with the x86-32bit drivers.
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August 1, 2013 5:26:42 AM


Tabris DarkPeace said:
Yeah, Windows XP (x86-32 bit) drivers are identical between Home and Pro versions.
- Some drivers might only work under Professional but they're mostly for dual-CPU socket motherboards.

Windows XP Professional is also available in a x64 Edition, the drivers for x64 are not compatible with the x86-32bit drivers.

Hi Tabris!
I was actually looking for driver support on HP Website for my laptop where I do not have an option to choose Windows XP Home as OS. It starts with Windows XP Professional. And I need to install Windows XP Home on my system, the reason I wondered whether it should be okay to install Professional version drivers. Thanks for your reply :) 

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August 1, 2013 7:06:03 AM

Tabris DarkPeace said:
Yeah, Windows XP (x86-32 bit) drivers are identical between Home and Pro versions.
- Some drivers might only work under Professional but they're mostly for dual-CPU socket motherboards.

Windows XP Professional is also available in a x64 Edition, the drivers for x64 are not compatible with the x86-32bit drivers.

One more question:
Is it the same case with Windows Vista Home Basic and Windows Vista Home Premium? Thanks!


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August 5, 2013 9:55:20 AM

no they have different designs on the cover.
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