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    XP Pro / XP Home - Logical / Physical Processors

    Seem to have lost my XP Pro disc so I think I may have to install XP Home. Just a little confused.. due to HT my processor comes up as 2 Logical processors and I'm not too sure if Home supports this? Perhaps I could be wrong and it's 2 physical processors that it does not support.

    Would rather now first than finding out after I install.

    Thanks for any help

    Also is there many advantages / disadvantages of Home to Pro as I could hold out a few days till I can get another copy of Pro.

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    Nah, it's fine, Home supports Hyperthreading. You only need Pro if you have two physical processors. I assume that this means Home will also work with Dual Core chips, although I'm not sure.

    As for the other differences between Home and Pro, I have no idea.

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    Differences can be seen here ;

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...choosing2.mspx

    basically it stems down to a few remote tools, admin stuff and multilanguage gubbins

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    I'm sure Home doesn't include remote desktop capability, and there are definitely some other things about the way it handles users as well, but as for what they are I don't know.

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    windows xp is licensed per-socket, as of SP1 (i think).

    so home will do dual core fine.

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    FYI Home does not support Domains making it unsuitable for company networks with proper Domain control setup.
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