What is XP Pro


I purchased an 80gb WD hard drive which I added as a slave drive. My maser is a 30gb drive running ME. I'd like to run windows xp on the new drive & eventually upgrade the 30gb drive as well. After I install the OS to the new drive I'll switch it to master.

I have not installed my OS to the new drive yet - I'm using it as storage only. Is there a distinct advantage to buying the full version of XP or can I install ME on the new drive, buy the XP upgrade & immediately upgrade to XP without running in to problems of converting ME after it's been on a machine for a while? This would obviously be the more economical way to go - saving about $100.

Eventually I'd like to reformat my old drive, reinstall ME & upgrade that drive in the same manner.

Thanks for any advice you have


This question was answered on December 16, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Windows XP is the best OS for Non-Government Issued Peolpe like CIA ect You can plug anything to you pc with out any cd's or floopys and it will install all the lastest driver for you automatically It's very much worth it Me is the worst OS i've even incounterd in the Microsoft Windows Department XP Pro has the best functions from Me and Windows 2000 Pro and is very flexible when it comes to overall Pc performence My Brother has 2 HD of both 120 gigs with an 8Mb Cache whice is great He is going to give me one because he is going to get a 250 gig 8Mb cache for storage and the 120 for all his programs and video/studio software.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 16, 2003