Solved: Windows 2000 vs. XP

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Roe727

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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.
 

crjdriver

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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.
 

JohnWill

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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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