Should I downgrade from Windows XP Pro to Windows XP Home Edition?

by on October 30, 2008

Q: I have a Dell laptop with Windows XP Pro on it, but I want to use Windows XP Home instead. Is this a good idea?

A: Microsoft created a version of Windows XP Pro with some advanced features turned off and called it Windows XP Home. In other words, XP Home is nothing more than a crippled version of XP Pro. You would actually be removing features from your Dell laptop by downgrading from XP Pro to XP Home! Furthermore, your Dell laptop runs at the same speed with XP Pro as it would with XP Home.

In my opinion, it is not a good idea to replace XP Pro with XP Home. But if you are still committed to the idea of installing XP Home on your laptop, leave a comment underneath this answer describing your exact situation in as much detail as possible.

TIP: Many Windows XP-based computers are not compatible with Windows Vista.