nah, not the student version.. my buddy works at a video game store, and he found out that microsoft will give them credits for becoming "certified" on certain games, or applications, and the sort. so he pretty much answers some questions, gets some points, and the points can be redeemed for software which you only pay shipping & handling on... pretty sweet deal for me. i gave him my old 15" monitor, which was a huuugee upgrade for his weak little 13" which i just hated to look at anyway. so it all worked out.
edit: i'll ask him for the website so you guys can see if you are working for a store that does the same deal...
Pro is worth it imo. I would also do a reformat, i mean why not? since you just reformatted a little while ago, you probably have nothing to lose, but a nice clean system to gain...I can just see XP Pro creating duplicate (i.e. Documents and Settings(2) ) directories and leaving extra home junk in there...
I was curious. I built PC a few months ago, and got a good deal, so bought XP Home. Now I have a copy of XP professional (full). My question is, can I use the full version of XP to upgrade my Home edition to Professional, or do I have to purchase an upgrade version? ... Which I really do not want to do.
The full version can be used for the upgrade. For future reference, upgrade versions are always cheaper, and are full versions, they just require that you have a cd of a previous qualifying windows version, that is the only difference.
About the only reason to have pro is if you are going to be doing certian things like run visual studio.net or some of the sort. If you are a regular user who just plays games, checks emails, chats on the Aim and Aol, and just surfs the web. Home edition is all you need ..
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS