How come my computer says it is running Windows XP Home edition when it is running Windows XP Pro?

by on September 30, 2010

Q: Recently my computer says I have Windows Home edition when I actually have Windows XP Pro installed. Is there a virus or malware that is messing with my computer. Also Windows Internet Explorer windows keep popping up all the time. I have PC-cillin anti-virus program and have run some free malware, ad-ware programs.


One Response to “How come my computer says it is running Windows XP Home edition when it is running Windows XP Pro?”
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    How do you know that you have Windows XP Pro installed? Differences between the two are pretty minimal for someone using the PC at home.

    Try running http://www.superantispyware.com/portablescanner.html If you haven’t already.

    If you still can’t find anything you can post hijack this ( http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/ )logs to this thread.