I have just downloaded SP2 and after installation I noticed that upon loading the 'Windows XP Professional' text has changed to just 'Windows XP'! Does anyone know if Microsoft are to merge the two versions into one? It seems odd to me as there quite a few differences between the two versions. CW
I wouldn't worry about it. The copyright years have disappeared from the startup screen as well.
If you check your system's properties it still states XP Professional. It has nothing to do with the "version" of SP2. There is only one, whether it states "Network," "Home" or "Professional." Its still the same file. You only download what is deemed necessary by Windows Update. I have the so-called "Network" version (downloaded in full - 256mb) on both domain and stand-alone PC's running XP Pro. Installation process is identical.
Thanks for that. Yes I see what you mean I still have the 'Microsoft Windows XP Professional' under CONTROL PANEL > SYSTEM > GENERAL. I wasn't worried about it just curious as to whether Microsoft will in the future just release ONE version of XP on OEM PC's? And if so why would they want to do this? The only thing I can think of is making it easier for people to download security patches as they would only then need to produce ONE version of the patch which would save on Research & Development costs. CW
I must be lucky as even though I have only had SP2 installed for around 12 hours I am glad to say that I have had NO problems at all with NO programs playing up. I am now going to make a backup of my operating system using Drive Image 7. Well done Microsoft but I wonder how long it will be before the hackers reverse engineer the patch to find exploits? They must be sad people as haven't they got anything better to do with their time? CW
But I am really not that bothered about losing the 'Professional' wording especially as installing a boot logo could be risky as 'Gaz 25' mentioned! SP2 is working fine and I don't want to mess it all up but thanks anyway. CW
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