XP Home Media vs XP Pro 64

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by BassBlonde, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. BassBlonde

    BassBlonde Guest

    I was seriously considering upgrading from XP Home Media to Vista Ultimate.
    That is until I started reading all the negative things about all new Vista.
    Scarey... I surely cannot afford the other upgrades folks have been doing.
    What kind of input does anyone have regarding: XP Home Media XP Pro 64 ? I'm
    looking for a few extra features as well as retaining uses of all
    entertainment that XP Home Media offers.
    Thanks in advance for any advice...
    Lisa
    All the Worlds a Stage
     
    BassBlonde, Feb 7, 2007
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    Jane C Guest

    If you are currently running XP Media Center, you may wish to look at Vista
    Home Premium as an alternative to Ultimate.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/homepremium/default.mspx

    XP Professional x64 would not be an option if you want to retain the Media
    Center functionality. It is not an upgrade to XP Home, and requires a 64
    bit processor.

    If you are happy with your current XP, you don't have to upgrade at all.
     
    Jane C, Feb 7, 2007
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  3. XP Pro x64 would be a bad fit. It does not include the MCE functionality you
    are looking for. Your choices are to stay with what you have, or move to
    Home Premium or Ultimate Windows Vista. Home Premium is more reasonably
    priced, and is a direct upgrade. Ultimate has many additional features, but
    look at the list of them before you decide. You may not find them
    particularly compelling depending on what your needs are.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Feb 7, 2007
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  4. Wait until Vista Ultimate FULL install is vailable as only upgrade is ready.
    You can buy FULL VISTA ULTIMATE OEM but you can only use the OS once and if
    the hard drives crashes then you need to buy a new OS.
     
    TechGuyatwork, Feb 9, 2007
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  5. Where'd you come up with that load of rubbish?


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    Bruce Chambers, Feb 9, 2007
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  6. I talked to the best buy employees.

    OEM - 1 install cant reactivate
    RETAIL - can isntall over and over again. retail costs more than OEM and
    they (OEM VS RETAIL) have different licence agreements.
     
    TechGuyatwork, Feb 9, 2007
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    Aaron Kelley Guest

    Not quite correct.

    OEM has to be purchased with hardware and is tied to the machine you first
    install it on. However, you should be allowed to reactivate if you have to
    reinstall. In the event of a hardware change (like a hard disk failure),
    you should still be able to call MS and reactivate as long as you have not
    moved the Windows install to a new machine.

    - Aaron
     
    Aaron Kelley, Feb 9, 2007
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  8. And you believed them? They're Best Buy employess, for goodness sakes!

    B.S. Not to put too fine a point on it. There is nothing in the OEM
    EULA to preclude on reinstalling the same license on the same (original)
    computer as many times as necessary.
    Doh!


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    Bruce Chambers, Feb 10, 2007
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