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Difference between xp pro, and xp upgrade?

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drexel

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May 15, 2002
Just need to know what the differences are. Any performance differences in games? I know that with windows 2000 my scores are about 1500 lower then with xp, but I dont know what version I had that was giving me 1500 more points. So, if these two are the same performance wise, then I will just get the cheaper of the two.
 

fiji

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Jul 14, 2002
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theyre technically the same

but with upgrade, it just upgrades your original 2000 install to windows XP



but with the stand alone, you can do a "fresh" install
 

jrbob

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Jun 11, 2001
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Billings MT
With the upgrade you need to have a Full copy of win 98,ME or 2k.
If you have a full copy of one of these get the upgrade.
 

engjohn

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Dec 18, 2000
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fiji said:
theyre technically the same

but with upgrade, it just upgrades your original 2000 install to windows XP



but with the stand alone, you can do a "fresh" install

You can do a fresh install with the upgrade as well. It will just ask you for a CD or other location of a valid product that qualifies for the upgrade. You can insert you win9x/2k cd and all is well.