yosguns wrote:Anyone think the IT office will be able to provide the Windows XP Pro OS? I only have Home Edition and don't want to have to get another PC just to have the right OS.
What is wrong with home edition?
I guess some of the exam software and printers are not compatible with home edition. In the specs (http://www.law.duke.edu/computing/incom ... html#XPPro
Why Windows XP Professional Edition or Windows Vista Business?
Windows XP is the operating system currently used on law school computers provided for student use and on faculty and staff computers. It is used by many law firms. Home editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista currently do not provide full compatibility with the school's NetWare and Microsoft networks, which give you access to network storage and network printers. Using a Home edition places you at a disadvantage in our environment.
Academic Technologies staff provides a comprehensive level of service for computers meeting the specifications. While we do not perform hardware repair or replacement, we do help with nearly any other problem, including removing viruses and spyware, reinstalling the operating system, and backing up data before you send a defective hard drive for replacement. Because computers not meeting the specifications often have nonstandard or inferior parts and because Windows Home edition does not support Novell and Microsoft advanced networking features, we are unable to provide such a comprehensive level of support for computers that do not meet the specifications.
SO...looks like I need to figure out how to get XP Pro...shipoopy. Any recommendations? My machine is alright.