US Version of WinXP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by KatFisch, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. KatFisch

    KatFisch Guest

    I am currently in the U.S.A. and have just purchased from, Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade for my PC back at home with Windows ME (came pre-installed when I bought the computer). I was just wondering if this version will work on my PC back home in England? I bought it over here as it is cheaper. But I just hope it will work!

    If you know anything, please tell :)
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    I don't know. But I'd go with XP Professional if I were you.
  3. KatFisch

    KatFisch Guest

    Why do you say that? Is there a big difference between Pro and Home?
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    XP pro gives you a lot more tools for troubleshooting, networking, etc. I've seen the "I wish I'd have went Pro" blues posted before and thought i'd throw my 2 cents in the pot.
  5. slb33

    slb33 Guest

    The pro version has all of the home version stuff plus alot of extra stuff!

    I don't know all of the extra stuff but I have heard most people have said the pro version is much better! ;)
  6. KatFisch

    KatFisch Guest

    Thanks :)
    Well, I think I might go change my order at Amazon to Windows XP Pro before it gets shipped out!
    But I still hope that an American version will work on my PC in England... :confused:
  7. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

    I don't see why it won't work....

    Pro is nice :p
  8. Hilander

    Hilander Guest

    It should work.
    Maybe the only diff would have to do with drivers and such? And you'd have to change the international settings (currency,time, dates) on install but that should be it.
    Just a guess.
  9. SupaTek

    SupaTek OSNN Addict

    It Works
  10. Nova

    Nova Guest

    I have a Copy of US XP Pro, and it works fine. The only two things that you must keep in mind:

    1) change the default input locale, and default language selection on installation

    2) your CD key will ONLY work with US XP copies, if you lose your CD, but not your code you will not be able to use a UK XP CD with your CD key.

    Any questions on anything, e-mail: