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XP Home vs XP Pro

Differences between  Windows XP Home & Professional Editions

Feature Home Edition Professional Edition
Backup and Automated Recovery No Yes
ClearType Font Rendering Yes Yes
Dynamic Hard Disk Support No Yes
Default File System FAT32 NTFS
DirectX 8.1 Libraries Yes Yes
Encrypting File System Support No Yes
Fast User Account Switching Yes No
Faxing Capabilities No Yes

Intel Hyperthreading Supported

No Yes
Integrated CD Burning Yes Yes
Internet Connection Firewall Yes Yes
Internet Information Services (IIS 5) No Yes
Multiple Language Support No Yes
Multiple Monitor Support (DualView) No Yes

Non-Microsoft network systems Support

No Yes
Processor Support Single Single or Dual
Remote Assistance Yes Yes
Remote Desktop Connection No Yes
Remote OS Installation No Yes
Supported Upgrade Paths Windows 98/SE
Windows ME
Windows 98/SE
Windows Me
Windows NT 4
Windows 2000
Task Manager Network Monitor No Yes
Wireless 802.11b Support Yes Yes