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Old 10-14-01, 12:25 AM
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Win2k or WinXP........ Which one should I have?

I really don't care about being the most up to date or whatever, but I do want to have all the features that are available. I like Win2k because it's very stable, but I'm pretty sure WinXp has some features that are not included in the Win2k or its service packs. So can someone give me the lowdown on the difference between these two, and whether I should just stick with my Win2K with SP2?
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Here's a little comparision between the two OSs:
http://www.intellinet.com/iq/article...02_2001_XP.asp

IMO, if I wasn't a geek I'd stay with Win2k because the Product Activation just turns me away. I don't like it at all...however, I like trying out new OSs and playing with them so I'll get it.
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what do you use your computer for most?
xp will have more compatibility then 2k.. with the same stability.
but if you dont want to use it for anything that isnt supported by 2k, then that doesnt really matter much
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Hmm.... article was kinda long but I got the impression WinXP is not worth it in many sense right now. Maybe later after more upgrades to XP have come out. So I'll stick with Win2K for now. Thanks all.

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Originally posted by dancinns
Here's a little comparision between the two OSs:
http://www.intellinet.com/iq/article...02_2001_XP.asp

IMO, if I wasn't a geek I'd stay with Win2k because the Product Activation just turns me away. I don't like it at all...however, I like trying out new OSs and playing with them so I'll get it.
Get the Corporate edition (might be priced more), but it does not have activation for the product. FYI
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Originally posted by wiz


Get the Corporate edition (might be priced more), but it does not have activation for the product. FYI
Is that the one where you just have to enter a CD key, instead of having to go online to activate it?
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Corporate requires activation

You need to purchase the volume licenses as a business not to activate. Pro just has features for corporate use.
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I don't think you can get the corp edition retail, as it is meant for volume buyers. It does not require activation. You still enter the product key during installation. I think this is the case for the OEM editions, you might have more luck getting one of those.

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