Based on what you've listed, I say Home Premium would be sufficient. You
can't upgrade from Pro (that'd require Business or Ultimate), but you can do
a custom install and use the Easy Transfer feature.
As to 32 vs 64, go with 32 unless you have some specific need for a feature
of 64-bit like > 4GB of installed memory. Presently, 32 is more compatible
with available hardware, though I suspect this will change in the coming
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
"Selds" <Selds@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I am a user that likes to upgrade components over time. I currently have
> X2 cpu and will not upgrade till fall for something better, but I plan to
> upgrade my video card in the next 6 months to a dx10 compatible one.
> I am currently using winxp pro. I am not sure what are the benefits of
> center as I never used XP MCE. I am using a wireless network, sharing
> and stuff. Going 32 or 64 bits ... I have no idea what is better, I would
> guess 64 is better and the newest but I have heard scary stories about
> I never used a computer to access mine over the Internet and don't plant
> do it anytime soon. I mostly play Games, watch movies and not too much
> That kind of things.
> Thank you.