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June 16, 2002 5:53:24 AM

I was wondering what the difference is between the home edition and the pro. edition. Also which one is better for a gamer?

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June 16, 2002 6:31:48 PM

Trust me, get Pro. I got Home and regret it. I think it's definately worth the extra cash.
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June 22, 2002 5:00:58 PM

XP Home is all you need for gaming, internet crusing, graphics. Dont waste your money on Pro. Unless you plan to network/fileshare more then 5 boxes or run a box with multiple CPUs there is no need for Pro. Can one of these replies can be more specific as to why Pro is needed for a gaming box?

Dave, trust me? why?
Arrow, whole wealth of additional features, but which of these features apply to gaming?


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June 23, 2002 3:42:36 AM

<A HREF="http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_home_pro..." target="_new">Windows XP Home Edition vs. Professional Edition: What's the difference?</A>

<A HREF="http://www4.tomshardware.com/business/01q3/010719/meltd..." target="_new">Windows XP - What's in it for gamers</A>

<A HREF="http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article10-002" target="_new">What's the difference between Windows XP Home and Professional editions?</A>

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June 29, 2002 5:52:51 AM

oh cool! this is just the info i was lookin for!

a friend gave me a win XP pro CD to..err... backup for him :smile:

not that i think i will move from 2k anytime soon. too stable

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June 29, 2002 12:51:52 PM

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not that i think i will move from 2k anytime soon. too stable

'Fraidy Cat! If you can run Win2K without a problem, you can do the same with WinXP. You're gonna have to take the plunge one of these days, ya know, just to see what all the hype is about, and how to tweak it up. And hey, that's why God made imaging software. LOL!

:smile:

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June 29, 2002 11:36:36 PM

I'm back in Windows 2000 because Xerox doesn't include a driver that'll let my monitor my ink usage. Is that a good reason to stay back, or should I apoligize to my computer and go back to Windows XP? :lol:  (It's a serious question, but it's pretty funny at the same time. Hehe...)

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June 30, 2002 12:34:05 AM

Hmmm.

I think this one boils down to user preference.

Personally, I wouldn't let a $90 peripheral dictate what operating system I was going to use for every other program and device in the system. If I had paid $300 for an operating system that I liked, I'd be using it, or I'd be looking for a refund. But that's just my opinion, nothing more.

If I want to know how much ink I have left in my printer, I open it up and take a look. And this also keeps an unnecessary TSR from running at startup.

I just like to be the one in charge, which might partially explain why I troubleshoot for a living! LOL!

But to each his own, my friend.

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June 30, 2002 12:55:00 AM

It was a $65 Xerox DocuPrint M760...that's now discontinued. :lol: 

Anyway, it was for that reason, and another of my sound cutting out after an indefinite amount of time. But, I just might try going back again soon. After all, the majority of my site is based for Windows XP stuff. :wink:

I was about to say that I can just open up the printer to see, too. Hehe But, I don't have a TSR running, but just when my printer prints something, the indicator of how much pages are left to print also has a tab that shows how much ink is left.

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