The differences between Home and Pro are far more than just file encription.
For one thing, MS support for XP Home will end two years after the release of Vista. XP Pro, considered a business product will have five additional years of extended support after that date.
Other features such as Automated System Recovery comes in XP Pro and is not available in XP Home.
So does remote desktop access capability, group policy editor, ability to join a domain, full user policy management.
Neither are other features available in XP Home such as The following corporate management features that are not included with Windows XP Home Edition -
Folder Redirection, Group Policy settings, Local Policy settings, System Policy settings (Poledit.exe), Roaming User Profiles, Offline Files and Folders, Remote Software Installation and Maintenance
Remote Installation Services (RIS)
Some other networking differences between the XP Home and Professional Editionhttp://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...ls/wxpdifs.html
Edited by Enthusiast, 09 September 2006 - 04:06 PM.