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XP Home > XP Professional?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by robanpadd, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. robanpadd

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    Hi again guys and gals,
    while im waiting for my 70-270 books to arrive, iv'e been thinking (yes, that was the subtle vibration in the earth you felt).

    Would it be worth it / necessary to get a copy of Win XP pro?

    I've just built a new system this month with XP Home, but don't really mind getting Pro if it would make life (and the exam) easier.

    As always, your help is greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. flex22

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    Using the software reguarly is vital.
     
  3. noelg24

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    wel if you ask me its entirely up to you the only different between them both (as you may already know) is that XP Pro has more Networking capabilities than XP Home so really its ur choice...i am using XP Home purely cos I only have one PC at home...if I was to build another one then I would consider getting XP Pro....however the choice is yours my friend...by the way nice avatar....
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    Networks rule. XP Home doesn't...network or rule, that is. Get Pro.
     
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  5. nugget
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    I'll see if I can find an article I read about beefing up XP Home to the same standard as Pro. Basically the difference is in the networking and you can install this capability in XP Home. I think it's all there on the cd but just doesn't get installed.
     
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  6. robanpadd

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    Thanks guys

    Nugget, if you could dig that article out it would save me a packet. Thanks.

    If using the software regularly is vital, should I be thinking about getting another PC (maybe with Server 2003 (im guessing here guys, a bit outta my depth)) and network the two together in preperation for the server based exams? I think the credit card could cope...just.

    Am I thinking too far ahead?
     
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  7. nugget
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    I'll see what I can do. I'll have to translate it from German too.

    I think a second pc is vital unless you go the vmware route.
     
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  8. Phoenix
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    Well being i would never recommend, sell, install or use XP Home im going to have to recommend you use PRO :)

    especially if its for certification practice as well!
     
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  9. noelg24

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    Thanks now you tell me...I'm gonna have to build another machine and use that for XP Pro....I suppose at the moment I am doing ok with XP Home...so when the next one gets built(probably not for another 10million years) then I'll use XP Pro....
     
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  10. SimonV

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    I would say get a copy of Pro, home and pro have some major differences and if your gunning for the 70-270 then home will not get you the results you need. There is more to the 70-270 than just the standalone install of XP so the capability to network your XP install is a must.
     
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  11. r4merlin

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    I would get yourself a copy of Pro then you will be using the edition that 70-270 is mainly based on.
     
  12. Fergal1982

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    id like to pick up a copy of pro - but from what ive seen it costs a BOMB. anyone offer suggestions (short of anything nefarious) about picking up a cheaper copy of Pro???

    Fergal

    EDIT: of course, anyone who has a spare copy of XP PRO and is willing to part with it is more than willing to send it to me :biggrin
     
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  13. Phoenix
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    a student copy if you still have your student ID?
     
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  14. Fergal1982

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    i can get a student copy? for how much? where? an im not a student for much longer. grrrrr
     
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  15. Phoenix
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    err check some online retailers for student copies, or contact MS direct, i think student copies were 45 quid last time i checked
     
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  16. r4merlin

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    Depends what in dumb speak nefarious means?
     
  17. Fergal1982

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  18. nugget
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    Doesn't look too bad Fergal. Certainly a lot cheaper than in Switzerland.
     
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  19. Phoenix
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    Seems a bit suspicious to me, they supply alot of products in 'jewel cases' only, altho not the XP one, just makes me wonder about the authenticity/method of aquisition

    still recommend you look into the student copy for 45 ish (at last check)
    as its a totally legal copy
     
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  20. nugget
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    OK sorry I didn't get back to you earlier but I only found the article last night. Looks like you might need to get a copy of XP Pro. I re-read the article and the main differences are the networking capabilities. The article is mainly about how to 'upgrade' XP Home to Pro on your existing installation. This is ok (I suppose) but will not help/work when you need to use RIS or do unattended installs.[​IMG]

    If you still want to know more, let me know.
     
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