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XP Home or Pro

by Atomicsoda / July 19, 2004 1:41 AM PDT

im deciding if im going to buy XP home edition or pro.
the only reason i would buy pro is because i was told you can install it on multiple computers.

my main concern is if dismantle my computer and replace everything, which i tend to do every so often, am i going to have to buy a whole new disk?


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Re: XP Home or Pro
by Mark G / July 19, 2004 1:45 AM PDT
In reply to: XP Home or Pro

pro or home its 1 liscenced copy per computer who ever told you other wise was wrong

you need at least 256 ram / 512 is better
10 gig hard drive or larger decent speed cpu
id say 500 or more cpu speed

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Re: XP Home or Pro
by Atomicsoda / July 19, 2004 2:16 AM PDT
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thank you.

if im going to reformat my harddrive/wipe everything out/do something of that matter, can i reuse the same disk i purchased?

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Re: XP Home or Pro
by Cetin Denislam / July 19, 2004 3:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: XP Home or Pro

Of course you can use the CD Kit to fresh install it. But what you don't know or aren't aware of is the fact that Windows XP has a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) and inside the Product Key. That Product Key is unique (provided that you bought from genuine channels). So, during the install you'll be asked to enter the Product Key. Yours being unique, shouldn't be any problems with installation and later activation.

Check out the following How To Tell page where you can see the genuine product features. Also, be warned that a simple CD kit (media) is not enough. The above page tells you what you should buy.

Good Luck,


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