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    Cool Upgrade to Pro help

    Hey Im looking to upgrade my Windows XP home to XP Pro, where is the best place to get the upgrade, and is it just a simple insert cd and upgrade deal or not?

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    Default Re: Upgrade to Pro help

    There are not very many good reasons to upgrade this way. All you really get is better control over network services. I would advise against it and say to wait for Vista to see if it is enough of an improvement.
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    Default Re: Upgrade to Pro help

    Speaking of Vista, has anyone come across the Vista RC2 release, last I heard it was supposed to some out in late december, early January.
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    Default Re: Upgrade to Pro help

    Well i really need XP pro to run Avid Xpress, when does this Vista come out? i havent heard of it.

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    Default Re: Upgrade to Pro help

    Vista should be out sometime this year. summer i think.
    its the new version of windows, it used to be codenamed as longhorn if that helps.
    just a warning though it will need a very powerful system to run properly
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    Default Re: Upgrade to Pro help

    oh great so whats the word on how much power u gota have spec wise

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    Default Re: Upgrade to Pro help

    a google search found a site showing the minimum specs as:
    * DirectX 9 framework
    * Windows Display Driver Model
    * 32 bits per pixel depth with 64MB of graphics RAM
    * 2.4GHz processor
    * 512MB RAM
    * Graphics card capable of handling Windows Presentation Foundation

    dunno exactly how accurate that is though
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    Default Re: Upgrade to Pro help

    Well, the 2.4GHz processor part cannot be right. Maybe a Pentium 4 2.4GHz+ or an equivalent AMD CPU (2400+ or better). I also heard it will need a stronger video card. All these rumors..........
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    Default Re: Upgrade to Pro help

    Well i asked my mom about it and shes working for a company thats beta testing it right now, ill see what i can find out.

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