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July 2, 2005 4:15:46 PM

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Are there significant differences between Windows 2000 and Windows XP?

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July 2, 2005 7:16:49 PM

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Windows XP Professional Comparison Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/whyup...

Kernel Enhancements for Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/kernel/XP_kernel.m...

Top 10 Reasons for IT Pros to move to Windows XP Professional
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/whyup...

Windows 2000 Transitions to Extended Support June 30, 2005
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/evaluation/...

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| Are there significant differences between Windows 2000 and Windows XP?
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 7:28:20 PM

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Typing 'difference between Windows 2000 and Windows XP' produced this
result..

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article10-001

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"Bud" <buddy@nutz.C0M> wrote in message
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> Are there significant differences between Windows 2000 and Windows XP?
Related resources
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July 2, 2005 8:17:46 PM

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Mike Hall (MS-MVP) wrote:
> Typing 'difference between Windows 2000 and Windows XP' produced this
> result..
>
> http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article10-001
>

LOL! And where did you type, 'difference between Windows 2000 and
Windows XP,' Mike?

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July 2, 2005 8:54:11 PM

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Google? Vivisimo? AllTheWeb?

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"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
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> Mike Hall (MS-MVP) wrote:
>> Typing 'difference between Windows 2000 and Windows XP' produced this
>> result..
>>
>> http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article10-001
>>
>
> LOL! And where did you type, 'difference between Windows 2000 and Windows
> XP,' Mike?
>
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Anonymous
July 2, 2005 9:03:09 PM

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"Bud" <buddy@nutz.C0M> wrote in message
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> Are there significant differences between Windows 2000 and Windows XP?

Yes.

Kerry
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July 3, 2005 3:18:54 AM

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Bud wrote:
> Are there significant differences between Windows 2000 and Windows XP?
umm... Having not used 2000 personally, I wouldn't know for sure but yes
depending on which version of win 2000 your talking about (Standard or
Professional) I believe there are.
Anonymous
July 3, 2005 3:18:55 AM

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Robert Gething wrote:
> Bud wrote:
>> Are there significant differences between Windows 2000 and Windows
>> XP?
> umm... Having not used 2000 personally, I wouldn't know for sure but
> yes depending on which version of win 2000 your talking about
> (Standard or Professional) I believe there are.

There is no "Standard" version of Windows 2000.

Answering questions, when you have no first-hand knowledge, only points
out your ignorance.

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Anonymous
July 3, 2005 3:18:55 AM

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In news:%2329LRQ1fFHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Robert Gething <virusking1052733@aol.com> typed:

> Bud wrote:
>> Are there significant differences between Windows 2000 and
>> Windows
>> XP?

> umm... Having not used 2000 personally, I wouldn't know for
> sure but
> yes depending on which version of win 2000 your talking about
> (Standard or Professional) I believe there are.


Sorry, but there is no such product as Windows 2000 Standard.
Professional is the only version.

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July 10, 2005 9:23:38 PM

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Bud wrote:
> Are there significant differences between Windows 2000 and Windows XP?
Since nobody would tell me, I got the following from someone else. What
comments, if any do you have?
"There are new interface options available with XP, but no functional
differences to speak of. Windows followed this progression... for home
users 3.1, 95, 98 ,me,XP home, for business NT 4, 2000 workstation and
server, 2003 server with xp pro for the workstations. XP is where they
consolidated the business workstation and home user into the same
branding(XP).

2000 workstation will not have what I call the 'bubble gum' look and
feel - that is about all."

I also got similar advice about Plug'n'Play being severely restricted in
W 2000 from a clerk at CompUSA.
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 10:44:33 PM

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In news:umotS6ahFHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
Bud <buddy@nutz.C0M> typed:

> Bud wrote:
>> Are there significant differences between Windows 2000 and
>> Windows
>> XP?


> 2000 workstation will not have what I call the 'bubble gum'
> look and
> feel - that is about all."


What you call the "bubble gum' look and feel" is entirely
optional in Windows XP. If you don't like it you can easily turn
it off, and revert to the classic interface.

The differences between Windows 2000 and XP aren't enormous, but
there's lots more than just the optional look of the interface.
Under the hood, Windows 2000 is Windows NT 5.0, and XP is NT 5.1.
So XP is a relatively minor update to 2000.
If you already have 2000, and are contemplating moving to XP, the
right answer for many people is that it's not worth the cost and
effort. But if you're planning on buying a new computer and
asking what version to install on it, to me the answer is clearly
XP. XP has the following small but significant advantages over
2000:



Msconfig

System Restore

Driver Rollback

Better Help System

Better Virtual Memory Handling

Clear Type

IE Add-on Manager

Driver Rollback

Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

Additions to my list by others are welcome.


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July 10, 2005 11:19:49 PM

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Bud wrote:

>
> I also got similar advice about Plug'n'Play being severely restricted in
> W 2000 from a clerk at CompUSA.

One should never expect competent technical advice/information from a
CompUSA employee, especially the sales staff; these people generally
seem to have been hired for how little they know about computers and
software. Win2K supports "plug & play" quite well.

As for the differences between Win2K and WinXP:

Windows XP Professional Comparison Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/whyup...


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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 8:15:03 PM

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"Ken Blake" wrote:

>But if you're planning on buying a new computer and
> asking what version to install on it, to me the answer is clearly
> XP. XP

Is one allowed to ugrade from XP Home to XP Pro from and OEM installation of
XP Home?
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 10:34:11 PM

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In news:BE04983F-C79F-4433-B2C7-870A6942896E@microsoft.com,
fvmsad <fvmsad@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> "Ken Blake" wrote:
>
>> But if you're planning on buying a new computer and
>> asking what version to install on it, to me the answer is
>> clearly
>> XP. XP
>
> Is one allowed to ugrade from XP Home to XP Pro from and OEM
> installation of XP Home?


Yes. The XP Professional upgrade isn't even aware of whether the
XP Home installation was Retail or OEM. In general, the only
difference between an OEM installation (at least a generic OEM
installation, as opposed to one customized for a particular OEM's
computer) is the installation routine and what it accepts as
qualification to install.

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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 11:13:24 PM

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fvmsad wrote:

>
>
> Is one allowed to ugrade from XP Home to XP Pro from and OEM installation of
> XP Home?


Sure. Why wouldn't you be?


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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 2:12:55 AM

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Bruce Chambers wrote:
> fvmsad wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Is one allowed to ugrade from XP Home to XP Pro from and OEM
>> installation of XP Home?
>
>
> Sure. Why wouldn't you be?

Like everyone memorizes MS's EULA as part of the catechism of their
religion?

Not everyone bows down [bends over] at the altar of MS, like you, Bruce.

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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 7:39:33 PM

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Bud wrote:
> Are there significant differences between Windows 2000 and Windows XP?

Windows XP Professional manages memory better than Windows 2000.
Windows XP has a built in "firewall".
Windows XP Professional gives you more local security policies than Windows
2000.
Windows XP gives you System Restore and Driver Rollback capability.
Windows XP gives you an Internet Explorer Add-on Manager.
Windows XP Professional gives you an Encrypting File System (EFS) with
Multi-user Support.
Windows XP gives you Smart Card Support.
Windows XP gives you the Windows Security Center.
Windows XP gives you Data Execution Prevention.
Windows XP gives you a User State Migration Tool with support.
Windows XP gives you more options for unattended installations than previous
versions of Windows.
Windows XP gives you Remote Assistance.
Windows XP Professional gives you Remote Desktop.
Windows XP improved Offline File Support.
Windows XP gives you "ClearType" for improving LCD screen text views.

Well, hell - Look here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/whyup...

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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 11:07:03 PM

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kurttrail wrote:

>
>
> Like everyone memorizes MS's EULA as part of the catechism of their
> religion?
>
> Not everyone bows down [bends over] at the altar of MS, like you, Bruce.
>


What's the EULA have to do with a simple technical question? You're
really stretching things, just get your knee-jerk anti-Microsoft blurb in.


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July 13, 2005 2:14:34 AM

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Bruce Chambers wrote:
> kurttrail wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Like everyone memorizes MS's EULA as part of the catechism of their
>> religion?
>>
>> Not everyone bows down [bends over] at the altar of MS, like you,
>> Bruce.
>
>
> What's the EULA have to do with a simple technical question? You're
> really stretching things, just get your knee-jerk anti-Microsoft
> blurb in.

ROFL! Dude, the guy just asked a simple question, and you asked the
condescending question.

"Is one allowed to ugrade from XP Home to XP Pro from and OEM
installation of XP Home?"

"Sure. Why wouldn't you be?"

Like the OP should be aware of all of MS's BS rules by heart! MS has so
many rules, that very few people know all of them.

And I didn't make any anti-MS "blurbs," Bruce. I was making fun of you
being a disciple of the MicroGod, who has handed down the holy word, the
EULA, to bring all MicroHeathens to virtual righteousness.

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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 12:51:03 AM

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There are many, many differences between Word 2000 and Word XP and not
just in its looks. I've taught Word for the past 13 years for both
Microsoft and Apple. I teach Word at our firm and am the central point
of contact should anyone have any questions or need one on one
assistance. We produce thousands of pages of documentation daily using
Word. Whoever designed Word XP may know software programming, but they
know nothing in regards to functionality, user friendliness and
efficiency in a documentation software package. It has not been made
easier, it actually has been made more complicated and steps to perform
certain functions have not been decreased, but actually increased. All
my training modules have to be updated and not because of aesthetic
reasons. Many procedures have been altered. This is also the case for
Excel and Powerpoint. I use both Microsoft XP Home and Professional
editions and the changes are not for the better.


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September 8, 2005 12:51:04 AM

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rzuk wrote:

>
> There are many, many differences between Word 2000 and Word XP and not
> just in its looks.
(snip)

Yes, but the poster to whom you were replying asked about the
differences between the Windows 2000 and the Windows XP *operating*
systems, not versions of the MS Office applications.

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