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Microsoft Windows XP Professional [Old Version]

Platform : Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 95, Linux, Unix, Mac
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Designed for reliability, security and privacy, high performance, and ease of use, the Windows XP operating system provides a host of benefits forbusiness and home users. A clean and simple desktop, rock-solidreliability, and easy-to-use features that take advantage of the digitalage all contribute to the value of Windows XP.

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Designed for reliability, security and privacy, high performance, and ease of use, the Windows XP operating system provides a host of benefits forbusiness and home users. A clean and simple desktop, rock-solidreliability, and easy-to-use features that take advantage of the digitalage all contribute to the value of Windows XP.

Enhancements in real-time voice, video, and data communications will allowthe PC to become a center of communications and creativity beyond juste-mail and instant messaging. Windows XP will also allow the user toconnect back to the desktop from any location, and support for new wirelessnetworks will be built in. Windows XP will unify the user's supportexperience by enabling the user to provide temporary and secure control oftheir PC over the Internet to whomever can best help them.

Windows XP takes an end-to-end approach to how people transfer videos andpictures onto their computer, how they use them on their PC and otherdevices, and how they share them, whether in person or through e-mail, over the Web, or through removable media like DVDs and CDs. It extends this experience through applications that help users buy music and videos, mobile devices, services for saving your music on the Internet, and more. Windows XP will make it easier for households to share a single PC and share pictures, music, files,printers, and other resources.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B00005MOTH
  • Item model number: E8500086
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 24, 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,327 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 16, 2001
Windows XP is great but there is one thing you need to know: in order to use this product, you will be forced to contact Microsoft (by phone or via internet) in order to get an "activation code" after you have installed the software. If you don't do this, you will no longer be able to use this product after 30 days. In order to get this activation code, you will have to send Microsoft a code made up from the different pieces of hardware on your computer. You have no choice in this matter. They will then give you an this activation or "unlock" code in return. If you change the hardware on your computer beyond a Microsoft-specified amount, Windows XP will suspect that it is now installed on a different machine and will demand that you apply to Microsoft for another activation code before you can continue using it.
If their database shows that you have already "activated" this software before, they will demand a reason why you want another activation code. If they think you are trying to install the software on more than one machine, they can deny you the activation code, thereby rendering the software useless. The aim of this is to make sure that you buy one separate copy of Windows XP for each machine you own.
Be aware that, even after you have bought this software, Microsoft still has the ability to deny you the ability to use what you have paid for.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By tarheel7496 on December 27, 2003
1. Choose which one you want. I chose XP Pro over home. If you EVER think you may network, you should get pro. Plus it is more robust than home.
2. Install the full version not the upgrade. I read reviews that said this and at first I balked at it but you are going to back up your files anyway, you will be much happier (trust me) if you install the full version. For example:
When I first tried to install a full xp over ME, I kept getting an error message. I had to re-install ME, then install XP pro. That goes to show you that you never know what you have picked up over the months on your computer that may hinder installation. If you try to upgrade, you will be scouring the forums late at night trying to find an answer.
3. Buy OEM. If you are knowledgeable about computers why pay double just for the book, pretty packaging and support? Has support ever really helped you? Me neither. If you follow number 1 and 2, you won't need to worry about support.
4. XP runs fine on average computers. I have a toshiba satellite, PIII, 850 mhz with 128 mb of ram. It runs great. I plan to upgrade memory in just a few days but I was planning to anyway.
5. You will be surprised at how few incompatability issues you will have. Don't listen to all the anti-microsoft crowd or apple pushers. I hate microsoft too, but it's a microsoft world and xp pro is a great product.
I have yet to encounter incompatability issues. I didn't even need all the disks/drivers for my hardware. For example, I use a mouse with my laptop, I didn't need to re-install anything. The same with my printer (hp deskjet). I plugged in the cable and it recognized it. I even have an older version of lotus smartsuite that works on it.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Raymond Chow on September 6, 2001
Note: This review was based on pre-release copies of Windows XP Professional Edition.
Microsoft has compiled its latest version of Windows with stunning stability and features. However, it's overpriced for the new features.
Pros: Most stable version ever. In 2 months of use, I experienced only 2 applications freezing, and those two were designed for Windows 95. Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del no longer brings up the famous Close Program box from Windows 98, etc., rather, the Task Manager. From here, you can shut down any applications that might have frozen, close background processes, monitor your CPU and other performance stats, view network status, and log off or disconnect other users. You can also Shutdown, standby, restart, hibernate, log off, or switch users from this manager. Any programs that have frozen can be closed without going to this manager, simply by clicking the red X that replaces the close program button on window title bars.
A new taskbar- you can now lock the taskbar, so you don't accidently move or resize it. If it's at least 2 lengths high, the date/time expands to the format: Time/Day/Date. Idle system tray icons are automatically hidden, saving desktop clutter. They can be viewed by clicking a small arrow button. The Start menu is revramped- internet and e-mail are first on the list. under that is a list of recently used programs. You can access My computer, my pictures, my music, Network places, Control panel, etc. from the right side. All other installed programs are under More Programs. It also highlights newly installed programs to make them easier to locate.
Networking is EXTREMELY easy. A few simple clicks, and our home network was set up on all computers, even those running Windows 95.
Integration with .NET Passports.
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64 of 78 people found the following review helpful By J. Miller on February 4, 2004
Here's a note... if you're going ot buy XP, buy the professional version. It's much more stable and supports more software and hardware than the Home version.
I have used XP for two years, and not once have I had to reformat the hard drive. I have dealt with a few errors, but most of them were fixed by putting in the CD. And it did start crashing, but I finally realized it was faulty RAM, not the OS. (Don't blame the OS first, it's probably the hardware.)
Another sidenote--read the hardware requirements. You need at least 128 megs of RAM, and 600 megahertz.
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