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I am considering loading Windows XP Professional onto my home computer...Should I expect any problems running FS2002? Advice is appreciated!

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Go for it.. Very stable on my systems. Service Pack 1 didn't play nice on my system though, so I uninstalled that. I won't make a recommendation either way on installing the SP1 because systems vary so much but I am quite happy with XP.Primary FS ComputerAMD Athlon 2700+Epox EP-8RDA+512m OCZ PC3200 ramATI Radeon 9700pro VidWinXP (No-SP1!--removed it)

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If you haven't purchased WinXP Pro yet, I recommend purchasing WinXP Home. Unless, of course, you are going to use this computer as a systems manager over a bunch of LANed computers.I have 5 computers on my Home LAN, 1 - WinXP Pro, 3 - WinXP Home, and 1 - Win98SE. Two of the WinXP computers also have Win98SE installed in a dual boot installation (When I get around to redoing those two computers, they will only have WinXP).I don't use any of the extra functions on the WinXP Pro edition and this is the reason I recommend the Home edition. Another reason is everytime I have to load software, I have to be in my administrator's account. Some software doesn't want to load properly and a User Account has a problem using the software.Other than those preferences mentioned, my WinXP systems operate FS2002 and other simulations very well.

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XP is great and totally stable. As the previous person said, unless you need some special features on the Pro version, just save some money and go with XP Home.

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I am running FS on XP Pro and have no compatibility problems at all. I say go for it.KP

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None whatsoever. Advantage to the pro version is that it will support hyperthreading or multiple processors which the Home version apparently does not.

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Correct. The Home addition does not support HT technology (not sure why but who would ask Microsoft). HT has a small O/S bug that SP1 or a more recent hot fix will cure. I got to have the HT for the new parts if I decide to get them.Otherwise, no problems with XP Pro at all. I had no better performance on ME than I did with XP except XP proved to be a lot more stable and you have better control over your processes....Good Day.Jay BirchCFI,CFII,MEIMobile, ALwww.clearedasfiled.com

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