i just installed an english version of xp pro corporate, since my previous xp home italian installation died (bad reg patch).
i must say i am not very happy with the results, i think pro corporate is much slower and instable...
i use my pc mostly for sharing files, divx making, cd copying, gaming.
with xp home my pc ran like a missile, but now i'm experiencing frequent problems, like disconnections from ftp servers while downloading (not uploading), xmpeg instability, incompatibility with several other encoding programs that with home ITA ran flawlessly.
Is this normal?
moreover now i also have problems reading 99' cd with my plex 161040 and my plex 40ts too, only my old 5x creative dvd has no problems.
Then my system runs very slow when executing multiple applications...
well, with home i never experienced such problems, so i'm wondering if xp pro is somehow different like winME and win2000...
besides who needs built-in cd recording? pro features? maybe i don't need them.
oh, yes, i'n not using a paging file, since i have lots of ram i chose this way, like i did on home. is this a problem for pro corporate?
i know that in this way the system uses ram for paging files, and so works faster...
i hope some1 can help me answering my questions
i often hear bad talk about xp home, but is it really that bad?
i think people say this because people want always MORE not just what they need.
if you find some strange words or grammatical constructions remember i'm Italian!
PIII 1000@1200, abit vh6-2, 650 mb sdram, px161040,px40ts,creative dvd 5x, sblive! basic, scsi ctrltr adaptec 2904, geforce2 gts 64mb, 2 quantum fireball hd