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Solved: XP Pro and XP Home CD - I thought the drivers on them were the same?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rodeognome, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. rodeognome

    rodeognome Thread Starter

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    Dealing with a system a couple of days ago. Dell Desktop with a Dell CD XP Home CD - hdd not recognized because no S-ATA drivers...then tried with a Dell XP Pro CD - worked perfectly...and I always thought the drivers on OEM XP cds for Home and Pro were the same.

    obviously not.
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Home and Pro are the same as far as drivers . . newer versions of the installation disc will have drivers for some SATA boards . . mostly the Intel ones. Also, Since Dell started using AMD in some of their systems, their newer Reinstallation discs include AMD SATA drivers as well.
     
  3. rodeognome

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    never knew that - always assumed that manufacturer XP cds were all the same (apart from SP1 or SP2 of course)
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Yep . . the newer Dell reinstallation discs are handy to have . . make installing on SATA a snap
     
  5. rodeognome

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    thanks Simpswr.
     
  6. Old Rich

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    You are welcome! . . have a good day
     
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