Dual-core systems and Windows XP

  ali1ear 15:52 10 Oct 2007

Hi y'all .. something has been bothering me for
a while now. I've read somewhere that Windows XP
Home Edition does not utilize the second processor in a dual-core system but Windows XP
Professional does. Isn't that a bit of a marketing con-job then since so many systems were shipped out with Centrino-Duo and Windows XP Home Edition? Ali

  The Brigadier 17:50 10 Oct 2007

Not heard of this?
To be honest the main thing with dual core is you can run 2 applications at the same time.
I use this process to run VMWare whilst surfing as i'm doing now.

  Why wont it work 18:14 10 Oct 2007

Windows XP Home edition only supports one processor socket. You can have as many cores as you like so long as at it's on the one socket. So it's not a con as dual core processors such as those found in Centrino-Duo laptops are 100% functional and are fully utilised.

Windows XP Professional supports 2 procesor sockets at Windows Server 2003 supports even more etc etc.

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