Should I upgrade XP home to Pro?

By Wobwill ยท 4 replies
Sep 4, 2007
  1. Hi,

    I am running a desktop with XP home SP2 installed. I have Pro SP2 on CD ready to install. I am wondering what the nest thing to do is, should I

    A) Clean install XP Pro SP2

    B) Upgrade Home with the Pro SP2 disk


    C) forget the whole thing and carry on using home?

  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    C] is your answer.

    Save the pro for a rainy day.

    Pro has a few networking and security goodies,but you can

    do most of those things on Home with a bit of work..
  3. Wobwill

    Wobwill TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Thanks BlameCanada,

    unless anyone has any really good ideas why I should do anything else i'll follow your advice.

  4. matav

    matav TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    just to confuse you Wob, i advise u to clean install WINXP SP2 PRO.
    it's better, more secure and... as the name says: it's professional.
    why take the trouble to manually patch up HOME edition security flaws and exploits wen WINXP SP2 PRO is already immune to those loops?
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Your Option B isn't an option.
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