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Draco
06-02-04, 06:11
Im currently running WinME and I like it, but it can't handle the memory I need for some of the things I do...

Is there any other reason to upgrade other than the mem addressing above 512 Mb?

Draco
06-02-04, 06:58
No XP users online?

tlr online
06-02-04, 07:00
IMO Windows XP is about the best MS has released so far. Very stable, fairly secure, and economical with system resources. HERE (http://www.neowin.net/) is a good site with a number of resources/opinions.

dmc444
06-02-04, 07:17
Hi Draco,
I used to run WinMe and changed to XP Pro.
The difference is like night and day. Highly recommend you ditch WinMe for the far more stable XP.

Simulation
06-02-04, 07:47
Why upgrade to XP?

</font> Stability</font> Memory handling</font> Stability</font> Speed</font> Stability</font> Latest drivers</font> Stability</font> Look and feel</font> Stability</font> integrated winzip, CD burning</font> Stability</font>:D :D

Nicky
06-02-04, 08:19
Originally posted by Simulation:
Why upgrade to XP?

</font> Stability</font> Memory handling</font> Stability</font> Speed</font> Stability</font> Latest drivers</font> Stability</font> Look and feel</font> Stability</font> integrated winzip, CD burning</font> Stability</font>:D :D You forgot to mention Stability! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif :D
I also recommend XP. Besides all the important features that Simulation lists, they are also ideal for games ;)

Draco
06-02-04, 10:10
Now for the real question...

Home or Pro?

I keep hearing Home is a poorly gutted version of Pro, rather than an actual seperate build...

andromeda_eats
06-02-04, 10:32
Evenin' http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
Im an XP girl. I have Pro for the PC and Home for the laptop. You can tell the difference, very much.

Draco
06-02-04, 10:50
What is the difference? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

andromeda_eats
06-02-04, 10:57
Ummm PC is faster. Home is slower.

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

I dont pretend to be Bill Gates!!!

Like when I sometimes watch DVDs on the laptop and it freezes mid movie. I can only run like one program at a time. On Pro I can multi-task hardcore. :confused:

the croft woman!
06-02-04, 11:01
We use XP home edition, its really good. About the only thing i dont like about it is that my tomb raider games dont work on it except TRC and AOD, and a lot of the games i want on PC dont work on XP...

Draco
06-02-04, 11:03
XP Pro it is...

$199 isnt bad...

the croft woman!
06-02-04, 11:04
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif Does it really cost that much?!?! I dont know how much my dad paid for XP home...

Draco
06-02-04, 11:10
$99 for Home... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Nicky
06-02-04, 11:10
Originally posted by the croft woman!:
We use XP home edition, its really good. About the only thing i dont like about it is that my tomb raider games dont work on it except TRC and AOD, and a lot of the games i want on PC dont work on XP...I have XP Home on both desktop PC and laptop, and all Tomb Raider games work fine, some of them with the necessary XP patches, but the performance is almost impeccable ;)

the croft woman!
06-02-04, 11:14
OMG, well TR5 the inventory ring wont stop spinning so i cant select nothing, TR4 wont even load up, TR2 wont load up aint got tr1 on pc so...

Well it dont matter i got them all on PS anyway.. well did have until they were stolen now i got to buy them again grrr

[ 06. February 2004, 12:15: Message edited by: the croft woman! ]

Simulation
06-02-04, 11:20
Go for the Home edition.

There is hardly any differerence between Pro and Home. The main thing is Pro can connect to a Network Domain and has better file management. Which is great for workplace, but not needed for home.

Common Windows 98 Tasks Are Easier with Windows XP (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/whyupgrade/sidebyside/default.asp)

Which Edition Is Right for You? (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/whichxp.asp)

[ 06. February 2004, 12:22: Message edited by: Simulation ]

Simulation
06-02-04, 11:23
Oh.... The other difference is that Home is limited to one Processor and Pro can have two processors.
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Draco
06-02-04, 11:28
Ah, that seals it then...

Im looking to do a dual Athlon nForce2 mobo down the road...

When it comes out that is...

laracroft8290
06-02-04, 13:48
Go pro. There are a number of GUI as well as security modifications that I wanted to make with XP Home but I couldn't because the home edition did not have gpedit.msc which is included with pro.

I originally had pro, but it was a ahem.."a corporate copy" and I was scared that if I went to sp1 they would shut me down, so I went and bought a full version of the home edition.

As far as stability etc...they aren't really that different IMO. Pro just gives you a hell of lot more control which is nice.

In the price arena...newegg has XP Pro SP1 full for $137.00 shipped, but you have to buy a piece of hardware because it's an OEM version, and what the seller declares as "hardware" you'll just have to ask. Sometimes they will sell you a soundcard for $10 or an audio cable and call it "hardware" just to sell you the OS.