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Differences between XP Pro & Home

By Kat3 ·
Can someone please tell me what the difference is between XP Pro and Home editions? I'm using it for my small home business (one computer) and was wondering if spending the extra money for Pro was worth it. Thanks!

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Domain

by ccthompson In reply to Differences between XP Pr ...

THe main differance between them is that XP Pro is able to join a domain. So, if you plan to get more computers for the business down the road, i would go with PRO, but if its always going to be 1 PC, i would stick with HOME.

XP home can be modified to join a domain, but i have never been able to make it work good.

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I would like for you

by Old Guy In reply to Domain

to tell me how you got an XP home to join a domain? I tried every way I knew of to do that and I had a networking company try it as well and never could get an XP Home to join. I've been able to access resources from a domain but never to actually join it.

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Crack on the web

by ccthompson In reply to I would like for you

Its a crack found on the web, i cant remeber the name of it, but it was a drawn out process. You have to install this program, modify the registry and on and on.

But like i said above, ive never been able to make it work very great. I got the option to join the domain, then things start to go haywire.

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IIS

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to Differences between XP Pr ...

XP Pro also has Internet Information Services, so it can run a web server. This can be quite useful for developers.

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Network, Disk, CPU

by TonytheTiger In reply to Differences between XP Pr ...

Network: Home can only be in a workgroup environment, not a domain.

Disk system: Home doesn't do NTFS.

CPU: Home does not support multiple CPUs

That's out of the box. It may be possible to cheat on any of these.

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