upgrade from XP home SP2 to XP Professional SP2

upgrade from XP home SP2 to XP Professional SP2

Post by R3JhbmRNdW » Sat, 03 May 2008 01:39:18


My IT professional at work has recommended to upgrade from XP home SP2 to XP
Professional SP2 on my home PC. Is this advisable, i.e. what are the
benefits? What is the least expensive way to do this? My OS was installed by
PC manufacturer.

Thanks.
 
 
 

upgrade from XP home SP2 to XP Professional SP2

Post by Tom [Peppe » Sat, 03 May 2008 01:45:13

Why has your IT professional recommended it?



: My IT professional at work has recommended to upgrade from XP home SP2 to
XP
: Professional SP2 on my home PC. Is this advisable, i.e. what are the
: benefits? What is the least expensive way to do this? My OS was installed
by
: PC manufacturer.
:
: Thanks.

 
 
 

upgrade from XP home SP2 to XP Professional SP2

Post by Mainca » Sat, 03 May 2008 01:58:02


Comparison chart at
https://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx
Unless you are using your PC on a network that requires certain features eg
Remote Desktop, then I don't see the need. Do you need to access work from
home?
In the end your IT professional should have reasons to change the OS - you
need to ask what they are.
 
 
 

upgrade from XP home SP2 to XP Professional SP2

Post by Unknow » Sat, 03 May 2008 04:20:15

Not needed for your home computer.
 
 
 

upgrade from XP home SP2 to XP Professional SP2

Post by phil » Sat, 03 May 2008 04:52:50


XP
by


Unless you need your machine to join a domain...
then you might as well stick with XP Home.
 
 
 

upgrade from XP home SP2 to XP Professional SP2

Post by Ken Blake, » Sat, 03 May 2008 07:34:21

On Thu, 1 May 2008 09:39:18 -0700, GrandMufti




Why did he recommend it? If there were benefits to you, *he* should
have told you what they were. Without that explanation of benefits,
his recommendation is meaningless.

I can't tell you whether it's advisable for *you*, because I know
nothing about how you use your computer and what you use it for. But I
can tell you that for the vast majority of home users, it would be a
complete waste of time and money. XP Home and Professional are
identical except that Professional includes a few features (mostly
related to security and networking) missing from Home. Most home users
don't need and would never use these extra features and will see
absolutely *no* benefits by upgrading.

For details go to

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Also note another point, not included in any of the above:
Professional allows ten concurrent network connections, and Home only
five.

--
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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upgrade from XP home SP2 to XP Professional SP2

Post by Bruce Cham » Sun, 04 May 2008 09:47:52


If you have to ask this question of us, there likely won't be any real
benefit to you (or you'd already know which feature(s) of WinXP Pro you
need). What was the reasoning your "IT professional" gave?

The WinXP Home and WinXP Pro editions are _identical_ when it comes
to performance, stability, and device driver and software application
compatibility, but are intended to meet different functionality,
networking, security, and ease-of-use needs, in different environments.
The most significant differences are that WinXP Pro allows up to 10
simultaneous inbound network connections while WinXP Home only allows
only 5, WinXP Pro is designed to join a Microsoft domain while WinXP
Home cannot, and only WinXP Pro supports file encryption and IIS. (Oh,
and WinXP Pro usually costs roughly $100 USD more than WinXP Home.)

Windows XP Comparison Guide
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Which Edition Is Right for You
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Windows XP Home Edition vs. Professional Edition
http://www.yqcomputer.com/




Purchase a WinXP Pro Upgrade license.


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Bruce Chambers

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safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

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killed a great many philosophers.
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upgrade from XP home SP2 to XP Professional SP2

Post by Xandro » Tue, 06 May 2008 13:00:13

Short answer .... ask the IT pro

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Xandros