Diff versions of WinXP Pro?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by FoolishFreak, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. FoolishFreak

    FoolishFreak Guest

    Oh boy . . . I'm really confused now . . . I know that there's verson 2600 and version 2002. I bought the WinXP Pro OEM and it says that it's version 2002. I think that's the version of the retail too. A friend of mine told me that version 2600 was the beta and I'm hearing different from a lot of people . . . ahh!!:confused:
     
  2. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i would also like to know what the retail version is for xp PRO
     
  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Its The Same Thing

    The Final Version Of Windows XP is:

    Windows 5.1.2600

    XP is also Windows 2002 (continuing the Windows 2000 line name scheme)

    2600 is the build number of the final Windows XP release

    They are all the same thing

    JJB6486
     
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    how do u find the version # of your xp
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    TweakUI has an option for showing it on the desktop. Download is available from the front page I think.
     
  6. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i cant find it in the tweak ui
     
  7. FoolishFreak

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    im pretty sure to find the version of your xp you right click on My Computer and then go to properties . . . it should be there. Im still a little confused with all these numbers . . . what's the diff between Corporate edition and the other stuff . . retail, OEM . . .
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Open TewakUI go to general scroll down. It is on the bottom there.
     
  9. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    well mine says



    windows version 2002
     
  10. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Retail = bought from shop.
    OEM = suppose to be bundled with new computer.
     
  11. FoolishFreak

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    yeah see, that's the thing that's concerning me . . . xp says that it's version 2002 and i know of versions 2600 where on my computer -> properties, it says that . . . that's why im all confused and stuff . . . :confused:
     
  12. FoolishFreak

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    so what's better OEM or retail? the only OEM things i have on my comp are the processor and hard drive . . .
     
  13. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    There's no difference between the OEM and retail versions.

    If you already own a computer, you go to a store and purchase Windows XP Pro. That is the retail version.
    If you purchase a new computer from someone like Compaq, Dell etc. you get an OEM version of XP preinstalled on your computer.

    The "Corporate" edition of XP Pro is a version bought by large corporations so that they can use it on all their computers. As a result, activation is not required.

    There are NO differences in the features. All versions of Windows XP Pro work the same and have the same features.
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Open up my computer, help, about windows...
     
  15. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    2002 and 2600 are the same thing

    2002 Is The YEAR it was released (keeping with the Windows 95, 98, 2000, etc name convention)

    2600 is the BUILD NUMBER

    Either way they both refer to the same version of windows

    JJB6486
     
  16. Iceman

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    FoolishFreak, I love the pic in your sig, just totally different, nice change from the rest of the sigs around here.

    just messing with you, j/k

    welcome to XP-erience

    :cool: