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Solved: Windows 2000 vs. XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Roe727, Sep 4, 2004.

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  1. Roe727

    Roe727 Thread Starter

    Mar 9, 2004
    I was wondering if you could tell me the difference between Windows 2000 and Windows XP? I would like to upgrade from Windows 98SE and would like to make the right move. I have access to a 2000 disc, but could probably get ahold of an XP disc if that is the better way to go.
  2. vbaboon


    Sep 4, 2004
    windows xp is more popular and it has more drivers built in :)
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    Both os work well. XP has system restore which can help you out when you have a bad driver install. XP has the cartoon look; even in classic view it is somewhat cute looking. XP takes up more in the way of system resources. XP is newer and [most likely] will have better hardware and software support in the future.

    Win2k has a more business like look to it. There is no system restore and many things that xp does through a "wizard" you do manually. Win2k uses less in the way of system resources ie ram, hd space.

    IMO win2k is for people who fully understand how to accomplish a given task. XP is more for people who do not fully understand or would rather not mess with configuring say a network.

    I would say try and use both systems and see what you like.
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I think both responses are pretty much on target. I've had better luck putting XP on old hardware, but I personally use 2K on my two main systems.
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