Any difference in Home and Pro



Greg
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
I have Home Edition on my laptop. I have an extra copy of Pro. Is there any
difference other than the obvious (connecting to domains, ect..)?

And second, This Pro copy was previously installed on my office computer
(bought it myself). And now the company was kind enough to provide OEM
versions for us all. So I reformatted my system and installed the OEM
version on mine. If I do install the Pro version on my laptop will it
register the software okay?

Thanks,
Greg

Thorsten Matzner
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
"Greg" <greg@vc.net> wrote:

>I have Home Edition on my laptop. I have an extra copy of Pro. Is there any
>difference other than the obvious (connecting to domains, ect..)?

No.

>And second, This Pro copy was previously installed on my office computer
>(bought it myself). And now the company was kind enough to provide OEM
>versions for us all. So I reformatted my system and installed the OEM
>version on mine. If I do install the Pro version on my laptop will it
>register the software okay?

Yes. See "Frequently Asked Questions about Microsoft Product
Activation" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302878).

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JS@huh.wha
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
"Greg" <greg@vc.net> wrote in
news:ul4QJMJYFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl:

> I have Home Edition on my laptop. I have an extra copy of Pro. Is
> there any difference other than the obvious (connecting to domains,
> ect..)?
>
> And second, This Pro copy was previously installed on my office
> computer (bought it myself). And now the company was kind enough to
> provide OEM versions for us all. So I reformatted my system and
> installed the OEM version on mine. If I do install the Pro version on
> my laptop will it register the software okay?
>
> Thanks,
> Greg
>
>

Check here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx

Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
Greg wrote:
> I have Home Edition on my laptop. I have an extra copy of Pro. Is there any
> difference other than the obvious (connecting to domains, ect..)?
>


The WinXP Home and WinXP Pro versions 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.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosing2.asp

Which Edition Is Right for You
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/whichxp.asp

Windows XP Home Edition vs. Professional Edition
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_home_pro.asp


> And second, This Pro copy was previously installed on my office computer
> (bought it myself). And now the company was kind enough to provide OEM
> versions for us all. So I reformatted my system and installed the OEM
> version on mine. If I do install the Pro version on my laptop will it
> register the software okay?
>


Assuming a retail license (OEM licenses are not legitimately
transferable), simply remove WinXP from the computer it is currently on
(which it sounds like you have already done) and then install it on the
new computer. If it's been more than 120 days since you last activated
that specific Product Key, the you'll most likely be able to activate
via the Internet without problem. If it's been less, you might have to
make a 5 minute phone call.

Here are the facts pertaining to activation:

Piracy Basics - Microsoft Product Activation
http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/basics/activation/

Windows Product Activation (WPA)
http://www.aumha.org/a/wpa.htm


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Greg
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
Thanks for the information. I think I will just leave the Home Edition on my
notebook.


"Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@h0tmail.c0m> wrote in message
news:eLkLTjMYFHA.712@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Greg wrote:
>> I have Home Edition on my laptop. I have an extra copy of Pro. Is there
>> any difference other than the obvious (connecting to domains, ect..)?
>>
>
>
> The WinXP Home and WinXP Pro versions 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.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosing2.asp
>
> Which Edition Is Right for You
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/whichxp.asp
>
> Windows XP Home Edition vs. Professional Edition
> http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_home_pro.asp
>
>
>> And second, This Pro copy was previously installed on my office computer
>> (bought it myself). And now the company was kind enough to provide OEM
>> versions for us all. So I reformatted my system and installed the OEM
>> version on mine. If I do install the Pro version on my laptop will it
>> register the software okay?
>>
>
>
> Assuming a retail license (OEM licenses are not legitimately
> transferable), simply remove WinXP from the computer it is currently on
> (which it sounds like you have already done) and then install it on the
> new computer. If it's been more than 120 days since you last activated
> that specific Product Key, the you'll most likely be able to activate via
> the Internet without problem. If it's been less, you might have to make a
> 5 minute phone call.
>
> Here are the facts pertaining to activation:
>
> Piracy Basics - Microsoft Product Activation
> http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/basics/activation/
>
> Windows Product Activation (WPA)
> http://www.aumha.org/a/wpa.htm
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
> both at once. - RAH


Any difference in Home and Pro