View Full Version : Which Win XP for Me??

02-13-2003, 08:39 PM
I have Win ME currently, is the upgrade version of Win XP what I need or is the full version any better? What's the difference in Win XP Pro?

02-13-2003, 09:05 PM
The upgrade and the full version are the exact same thing. Software wise
The upgrade requires you to Prove you own and version of windows ( Win 9x or above) before it will allow you to install it.
The retail version doesn't require this proof check..

XP Pro is for office use ( security ) and or hardware requirement.
( Dual CPU's )
I have both and prefer the XP Pro because of the extra control it allows me to use..

The Upgrade costs LESS :)

02-13-2003, 09:23 PM

Costco online has the Home upgrade version for $95 - Good Deal???

02-13-2003, 09:47 PM
$95 is about normal.

02-13-2003, 10:19 PM
You can buy an OEM FULL version of XP Home for about $90 something at Newegg or other good vendors. The difference with OEM is you have no support from MS instead of pitiful support from MS. Obviously, I am in favor of OEM.

If you do get an upgrade version, you may want to use the WinME to simply verify you have it and then do a clean install over the WinME install. Actually doing an upgrade from WinME to XP can be an invitation to later headaches.