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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Building new system, buying windows xp, newegg has many versions

So I'm planning on building a new system because mine is 6 years old and I'm looking for an upgrade, still going to use this one as a media player, but need something a little more up to date for games and the sort.

Getting to business: I'm looking at newegg.com and the damn website has about 10 different versions of windows xp, wtf?

A few questions:
-what are the advantages of pro vs. home?
-is the 64-bit version really much better?

Thanks,

-Jerred
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 11:57 AM
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Pro has some advanced security and networking features that are useful in a work environment. I would purchase Home, or Media Center Edition (if you are building a Home Theatre PC). As far as 64 bit version, if you are buying a 64 bit processor, that is the one you want, I don't think it has any improvements other than it allows you to use your 64 bit processor properly.

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Thanks Kenny for the quick summary
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 12:32 PM
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xp 64 bit has bad driver support. If you want to go 64 bit I'd recommend Vista 64bit.

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