XP or XP Pro

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  1. Trogledyte Mac macrumors regular

    Trogledyte Mac

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    Hello all,

    I’m going to try to install BootCamp.... but what kind of version do i need, XP? XP Pro or....?

    Thanks in advance!
    Trogledyte Mac.
     
  2. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Any version of XP with SP2 will be fine. Home is fine for pretty much anyone.
     
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    As long as your Windows install does not need to login to a Windows domain. XP Home does not support domain login.
     
  4. traderonline macrumors newbie

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  5. slicedbread macrumors regular

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    i don't think xp home supports dual processors - i.e. mac pro.
     
  6. SMM macrumors 65816

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    There are many other differences between HE and Pro. He does not support IIS, SNMP, Active Directory, etc. But many of the unsupported features may not be an issue if the primary need is to simply run Windows programs. One question I have is how HE works with dual core processors? HE does not support multiprocessing (single processor only). So, do you effectively halve the processing power of your multi-core machine?

    Sorry slicedbread - Your post came in while I was writing.
     
  7. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    XP Home Edition limits the processors by socket rather than by core - so, while an iMac would be able to use all of its processing power, a Mac Pro would be limited to a single CPU, or two cores.
     
  8. SMM macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the explanation! I had wondered about that, but never had enough time (did not effect me) to research the answer.
     
  9. natemonster macrumors member

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    go pro. i've heard home isn't ever worth installing.:D
     
  10. juanster macrumors 68020

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