What is the difference between Windows XP Home and XP Professional?

13 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    For Joe User, the answer boils down to 3 things:

    1) No Remote Desktop.

    2) No Encrypting File System.

    3) No Offline Files or Folders

    There are some other, more technical, differences that don't matter to 90% of the users out there. Further reading can be done at the source.

  • floy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    I was reading a list of differences. I wish I could send you the list, but I can't. From what I read professional is more geared toward someone that is on the go and needs to access there network anywhere. For example from a laptop on a plane or just another computer. I hope this helps.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Wow, you've been getting lame answers !!

    The difference is in the software package included with the purchase. The Professional version will have Microsoft Office, while the Home version will have Micrsoft Works. Bottom line, you get more software (like Excel) with the Professional version.

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  • .PANiC
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Pro is built more for the workspace, because it has features like remote administration, where home doesn't. Home can only legally be used on one PC, where Pro legally can be used on three. There are other miscellaneous things but for the most part they are the same.

  • 1 decade ago

    They are just geared for different things. Home is made for Home use and Professional is geared more for office and workplace use. You will find them to be quite similar though.

  • 1 decade ago

    professional is better for offices and home businesses and home is just to like play around on the internet and email people

  • 1 decade ago

    im sure that in home you get microsoft works where you get a word processor and spreadsheet.

    and professional gives microsoft office which has; powerpoint, word, publisher, access, excel, and a newer outlook express.

  • 1 decade ago

    The amount of computers you can put it on and keep bill happy.

    Home - 4 computers I think

    Pro- 400

  • 1 decade ago

    their features... like ... you can't have certain things in Home because you need PRO... but it doesn't work the other way around.... what a cheat

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