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OEM XP Pro

Discussion in 'Software' started by greenbrucelee, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    I have on my home PC Windows XP home SP2 (with proper disk)

    I want to get XP pro, am I right in thinking that all I need to do is purchase XP pro from a retailer?
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

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    ourchase that if you are planning to format and clean reinstall, otherwise Upgrade should be ok
     
  3. Sparky
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    Yup, upgrade should be fine 8)
     
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    I know if I put in an xp pro disk it will ask me if I want to upgrade, or are you talking about an upgrade edition?
     
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    Yes, if you go for the upgrade it will save you some cash :biggrin
     
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    May I ask a simple question? *Why* do you want Pro? :biggrin

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    Firstly I may have a job which will require me to remote login from home from time to time, I understand you cant do this on Home edition.

    Secondly I want to get virtual pc this does not work on home edition

    Third I believe it may benefit me with my studies due to extra security features that I can play around with like EFS.

    Do you believe this is a waste of money to get it.
     
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    You can use remote desktop *from* a XP home client but you cannot access it remotely.

    If you buy the 70-270 MS book (not sure if want to do this MCP in the future) then you get a trial version of XP Pro with it.
     
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    I think I may need to do both if I get this job, although things are not looking too hopefull in that department.

    I do intend to do a MCP in the future but not sure which one.
     
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    Depends on the method of remote login. Some can and some can't.
    No argument!
    Also no argument. :biggrin
    In these circs - no. :D

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    Also would doing the MCP 70-270 be a benefit to show an employer or would it more beneficial to do the server 2003 one although I don't work in the biz yet so I don't have a server to install it on etc.

    Or is that where virtual pc comes in handy?
     
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    GBL, have you tried using vmware server? I know that one is free and it should work with XP home if I am not mistaken.
     
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    No I havent I willl have a look Thanks :D
     
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    VMWare Server doesnt support installation on non-server OS hosts. The server/workstation/etc tells you what the host-type should be. All versions of VMWare support pretty much any client OS (so you can install server OS's into clients on VMWare Workstation, and vice-versa).

    To install VMWare on an XP Pro host, you will need VMware Workstation. Workstation is not free (about 100 quid)
     
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    i dont like doing upgrades ive always installed the full version but £150 for the upgrade and £220 for the full would give you a £70 saving :hhhmmm

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    Why?

    Have you had problems with it? or should I say can an upgrade cause problems?
     
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    I'm running VMware server on a Windows XP pro host machine and it works fine! 8)

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    There is not specific problem with upgrading one version of windows to another, however it could leave you with a lot more space used, if the 'unknown' happens you could lose data and then there is the mystery of windows errors, i mean features....

    (I always do a clean install as well)

    However if you are strapped for cash go for the upgrade, it should..... work...... with no problems :)
     
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    I could always format and do a clean install, but would rather not as it would take forever to backup my data.

    And on that subject what methods do people use for back ups?
     
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    I use one or both of my 300 gig external hard drives :p
     
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