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Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system for businesses of all sizes, and for individuals who demand the most from their computing experience. Windows XP delivers all the features you need for the digital age - including tools for creating and managing digital photos, music, and video, or for building a small network - all in one box. Windows XP is built on Windows 2000 to give it a solid, reliable foundation. It then builds on this foundation with new multimedia capabilities, Internet Explorer 6, new Internet security features, and much more. Plus, an improved, task-based visual design puts the features you use most often in the foreground.
License Type: Complete Product
Media Format: CD-ROM
Product Title: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Power Score: 3.6 | 73 Reviews
License Type: Complete Product
Version / Edition: Professional Edition
Media Format: CD-ROM
Min License Size: 1 user(s)
Max License Size: 1 CAL(s)
System Requirements: To use Microsoft? Windows XP you need: Computer/Processor: PC with 300 MHz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended Memory: 128 MB of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features) Hard Disk: Minimum: 1.5 GB of available hard disk space Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install. Additional available hard-disk space may be required if you are installing over a network. For more information, please see www.microsoft.com/windowsxp. Drive: CD-ROM or DVD drive Display: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor For DVD video playback: DVD drive and DVD decoder card or DVD decoder software & 8 MB of video RAM For Windows Movie Maker: Video capture feature requires appropriate digital or analog video capture device & 400 MHz or higher processor for digital video camera capture Peripherals: Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device Note: To ensure that your applications and hardware are Windows XP-ready, please check www.microsoft.com/windows/catalog/. Miscellaneous: For Internet access: Some Internet functionality may require Internet access, a Microsoft .NET Passport account, and payment of a separate fee to a service provider; local and/or long-distance telephone toll charges may apply; 14.4 Kbps or higher-speed modem For networking: Network adapter appropriate for the type of local-area, wide-area, wireless, or home network you wish to connect to, and access to an appropriate network infrastructure; access to third-party networks may require additional charges For instant messaging, voice and video conferencing, and application sharing, both parties need: Microsoft .NET Passport account and Internet access or Exchange 2000 Server instant messaging account and network access (some configurations may require download of additional components) For voice and video conferencing, both parties also need: 33.6 Kbps or higher-speed modem, or a network connection; Microphone and sound card with speakers or headset Addtional system Requirements (Miscellaneous section): For video conferencing, both parties also need: Video conferencing camera; Windows XP For application sharing, both parties also need: 33.6 Kbps or higher-speed modem, or a network connection; Windows XP For remote assistance: Both parties must be running Windows XP and be connected by a network For remote desktop: Windows 95 or later-based computer, and the two machines must be connected by a network
Required Processor Class: Intel Pentium Processor
Required Processor Speed: 233 MHz
Required Memory: 64 MB
Required Disk Space: 1.5 GB
Recommended System Requirements
Recommended Processor Class: Intel Pentium Processor
Recommended Processor Speed: 300 MHz
Recommended Memory: 128 MB
Recommended Disk Space: 1.5 GB
URL: Manufacturer Link
License Pricing: Standard
Language Support: English
Software Name: Windows XP Professional
Brand Name: Microsoft
Product Reviews (10)
Windows XP Professional
Strengths: shipped quickly
Weakness: The product did not pass Microsofts validation test.
This is not acceptable. i will not accept software that is not validated by the manufacturer. with this copy of Windows XP you cannot receive updates etc. this product should not be sold.
By jfl36 - Jun 7, 2007
I have read the good and the...
Strengths: All of its features
Weakness: No more than any other OS when used by in-experienced people.
I have read the good and the cheesy comments here and I USE multiple Windows and Linux OS platforms as well as others without problem. This is a very user-friendly software and one of the easiest to use even for a beginner. It is the most compliant system for hardware recognition and installation, having more imbedded drivers than any other OS. It has been designed to become a part of your...
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I have read the good and the cheesy comments here and I USE multiple Windows and Linux OS platforms as well as others without problem.
This is a very user-friendly software and one of the easiest to use even for a beginner.
It is the most compliant system for hardware recognition and installation, having more imbedded drivers than any other OS.
It has been designed to become a part of your entertainment and work environment and it does so.
With over 30 yrs. computer experience I can speak with authority when I say, "This is a good product and well worth the price and time not only for a new system but even for an upgrade of an older OS.".
By AlexanderAkulick - Aug 14, 2003
When the first version of this OS...
Strengths: The most stable OS yet from MS.
Weakness: Buggy and always crashing
When the first version of this OS first came out it was horrible and had a ton of problems and I trashed it in my review. I can now say after multiple services packs and hot fixes that MS has created a rather stable OS on par with Win2k. Granted there are still some programs that run better on Win2k but for simplicity for the common user you can't beat it.
By DH21187 - Nov 3, 2001
While this OS is not for everyone,...
Strengths: stable, nice new interface features, robust
Weakness: needs a beefy PC with fast CPU and lots of RAM
While this OS is not for everyone, XP is a big step forward for Windows. If you are a power user, this is your OS. If you are a gamer or are new to Windows, most folks will probably be better off with Win98 or WinME. I have personal experience with every MS operating system since Windows 3.0 and struggled mightily as an early adopter with the original Win95 and WinNT4. The upgrade to XP, by...
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While this OS is not for everyone, XP is a big step forward for Windows. If you are a power user, this is your OS. If you are a gamer or are new to Windows, most folks will probably be better off with Win98 or WinME.
I have personal experience with every MS operating system since Windows 3.0 and struggled mightily as an early adopter with the original Win95 and WinNT4. The upgrade to XP, by comparison, was simple and painless, made even more so by observing the guidelines presented by the hardware/software compatibility utility. I had to upgrade my anti-virus software, my firewall software and my CD-burning software. That's it.
BTW, this install was on a year-old Dell Dimension XPS 750 with 256 MB of RAM.
By bmccurdy - Jan 8, 2002
I did an upgrade and have been...
Strengths: Easy install, Robust, had many drivers that I could not find for W2K. Stable, Worked with older HW that I could not use on W2K, or NT4. Did I say STABLE?
Weakness: Can't uninstall without losing data. My problem,learning the new locations for standard and new features. Cost more than I want to pay.
I did an upgrade and have been very pleased. It installed with everything working (all my existing programs), basically. I had to un-install re-install Norton. One or two minor things. It interfaced with my network and proxy quickly and has worked fine. All video problems fixed with latetest Geoforce III drivers, and it has been a pleasure to use since. The only really negative comments I see on...
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I did an upgrade and have been very pleased. It installed with everything working (all my existing programs), basically. I had to un-install re-install Norton. One or two minor things.
It interfaced with my network and proxy quickly and has worked fine. All video problems fixed with latetest Geoforce III drivers, and it has been a pleasure to use since.
The only really negative comments I see on this site are people who keep mentioning Lenix. Hmm a little bias perhaps. I try to be objective. You tend to stop 'hating' programs once you learn where everything is and debug a few things. Also, there are not 'over 200 versions of XP'... I have had experiecne with every version of Windows (some Solaris etc.) and while I find W2k equally stable, I like the new features of XP. Such as going back to a previous "state" when you save the setup, and the MultiMedia Stuff, and more.
I don't mind the updates at all. Bravo Microsoft for keeping an agressive approach on fixing bugs in a new product. They even automate it, if you prefer.
Most of my problems were just a matter of my going to a Software/Hardware manufacture site and uploading the new XP driver.
This has to be the best operating system I have used yet, With W2K Close behind. And while I work on computers, No, I do not work for Microsoft.
By Flashpop - Jan 31, 2002