XP Pro or XP Home - Which one to go for?

  tolly2 20:58 01 Nov 2004

Hi I have just built my own system and I am going to put XP on it.

Which one will be best for me?

PC is used for surfing, e-mail, music CD and DVD writing etc

My daughter is getting a laptop for christmas. We want to set up a wireless network to connect both to our broadband cable modem.

Any advice would be gratefully received.



  Stirkius 21:06 01 Nov 2004

Well I had XP Home on my machine till last week when it crashed....I now have a (legitimate) copy of XP Professional ......to be honest I cannot see the difference .....either will work all your applications (games and software)....big difference is price ...Home around £90GBP XP (£160GBP).....

  Salinger 21:09 01 Nov 2004

PC World prices XP Home £179.99 XP Pro about £250 (Full versions not upgrades)

  Jackcoms 21:14 01 Nov 2004

And once you install SP2 whichever version you have is renamed simply Windows XP (the 'Home' or 'Professional' tag disappears).

Perhaps Microsoft's attempt to make a 'generic' version of XP?

Save your money - go for Home.

  VoG II 21:16 01 Nov 2004
  GANDALF <|:-)> 22:12 01 Nov 2004

Pro is mainly aimed at networking so I would go for home.


  tolly2 01:01 02 Nov 2004

Does 'Home' have all the wireless networking stuff I will need?

  User-312386 01:43 02 Nov 2004

yes with home you can wireless network

  tolly2 20:31 02 Nov 2004

Thanks to you all - XP Home it is !!!

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