XP home and profession edition - Difference?

@srganesh (6344)
India
December 22, 2009 6:00am CST
What is the main difference between the XP home edition and profession edition?I am having a profession edition with my second hand desk top computer.And my new laptop has this home edition inbuilt and it is genuine.I can't see any difference between them with little use.Is there any precautions I have to take using both versions?
2 responses
@burrito88 (2777)
• United States
22 Dec 09
There may have been a difference in the softwares architecture. I had Windows 2000 Professional on my computers instead of Windows 98. 2000 was based on Windows NT whereas 98 (and Windows ME) was based on the original Windows. When I went to upgrade t XP, I tried to use the regular version of XP only to find that I couldn't upgrade with that version, I had to use the Professional version. I'm not sure how much difference that made later because I think I used the regular upgrade version and service packs. At the time though, it cost me extra money for the Professional version of XP.
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@srganesh (6344)
• India
26 Dec 09
If I have to go for any upgrades,then I may anticipate some problems as I have only home edition.That is not a problem at all.I am not a computer professional and I will not need to upgrade in the near feature.I will have this computer for another five years and I need some upgrading,then I will go for a new one.
@burrito88 (2777)
• United States
27 Dec 09
You should know that Microsoft has stopped supporting XP and will no longer be providing patches or updates.
• India
22 Dec 09
There is no such precautions to be used.they are the same operating system with slightly difference.actually proffesional version was designed for offical purpose.features were matched according to that. do not forget professional is an upgraded version of home edition. do not worry,just enjoy and carry on with your work
@srganesh (6344)
• India
26 Dec 09
That means professional edition is a little bit advanced from the home edition?Can you explain how it can be understood by an ordinary user like me.Avoid technical terms and that will be kind of you in helping me learn that.Anyhow,I accept your encouragement towards working in the home edition.