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    Windows XP Home v Pro (SP1)

    We have an office with 5 winxp pcs - 4 in use as clients and 1 as a file server.
    THe "server" currently has Winxp home but we're thinking of switching to xp pro, to improve control of security of the documents on it.
    Can anyone comment whether a 3 year old P3 will notice much difference if we upgrade from XPhome to XPpro? Does Pro require more grunt to work acceptably (given it's just a file server?)
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    Re: Windows XP Home v Pro (SP1)

    Here are the official minimal requirements and they are both identical so I'd say if Home is running okay, I'd expect Pro to run the same way on that machine.

    Windows XP Home Edition System Requirements

    Windows XP Professional System Requirements

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    Re: Windows XP Home v Pro (SP1)

    I second SMBP's post. If Home is OK then Pro will be too. <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Windows XP Home v Pro (SP1)

    Thanks guys,
    That confirms my perception, but I wanted more opinions before "killing" our server.
    Cheers.

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