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Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 32-bit for System Builders - OEM

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer
Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings.

Model

Brand
Microsoft
Model
E85-05683

Spec

Name
Windows XP Professional SP3 32-bit for System Builders
Version
Professional
System Requirements
Processor
233-MHz or faster processor (300-MHz Intel Pentium/Celeron family, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended)

Memory
128 MB of RAM or more recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance of some features)

Hard Disk
1.5 GB of available hard-disk space required (hard-disk usage will vary based on configuration; custom installation may require more or less disk space); additional hard-disk space may be required if you are installing over a network

Drive
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

Display
Super VGA monitor and video adapter supporting 800 x 600 or greater resolution

Video Card
For DVD video playback: DVD-ROM drive and DVD decoder card or DVD decoder software and 8 MB of video RAM; for Windows Movie Maker: video capture feature requires appropriate digital or analog video capture device and 400-MHz or faster processor

Sound Card
Microphone and sound card with speakers or headset required for voice and video conferencing

Peripheral
For instant messaging, voice and video conferencing, and application sharing, both parties require a .NET Passport account and Internet access, or Exchange 2000 Server instant-messaging account and network access

Input Device
Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

Internet Connection
14.4-Kbps or faster modem; some Internet functionality may require Internet access, a .NET Passport account, and payment of a separate fee to a service provider

Networking
Network adapter appropriate for the type of network you are connecting to, and access to an appropriate network infrastructure
Packaging
OEM

Features

Features
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers' experience with the operating system.

Many additional features
The Professional Edition provides greater security and privacy, advanced recovery options, improved network connections, and much more.

Superior mobile support
Easily work offline or access your computer remotely with wireless networking support, configuration wizards, improved power management, and more.

Greater security
Encrypt your files and folders with greater levels of protection from hackers and data theft, and connect more securely to Virtual Private Networks.

Integrated and current
Integrate with Windows Servers and management solutions and keep your system current with automatic Windows Update.

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  • John B.
  • 2/24/2010 10:25:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsMicrosoft OEM sOS software

Pros: None - this is for system builders who are selling the computer and will provide support to a final buyer - so if you are making a computer for your own use don't buy if you think you will even need support as MS will not support any part of this software - in fact the disclaimer on the package you have to buy first to read, assuming you read the EULA before you open the package (impossible because the wrapping blocks parts of the contract) it states it requires pre-installation software - it should not be allowed to be sold to persons who want to make their own computers. Though it clearly notes that if you build your own computer you are both, still no support unless you want to buy that. Look online for all the bad aspects of using this software. I note that the retailers don't bother to inform the purchaser of this aspect. If you think you know how to resolve ANY problems that might arise then go for it.

Cons: As an attorney who can understand the legalese on the EULA I am certain it was meant to avoid any responsibility for support for one time builders - don't be suckered into buying because of lower price - it is for resellers like HP and Dell and there are many articles online questioning the contradiction of selling this software to home builders.

Other Thoughts: Given the duplicity of this situation I am considering using my retirement time to file a class action against MS. However, if they don't care that the European Union wants to fight them it is clear we are really in a corporate controlled world.

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  • Michael B.
  • 1/25/2010 8:51:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliability

Pros: Windows XP Pro is very reliable. It just doesn't have the issues that the other versions of Windows is known for.

Cons: Its older.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/22/2010 6:30:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!!!

Pros: The product installed fast and was easy to install as well.

Cons: This Operation system is becoming old school, because Microsoft has release other after it, Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7!!

0 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Mark J.
  • 1/18/2010 12:49:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStill a viable OS

Pros: Still the most widely used OS. With decent security measures you will be fine. Best driver compatibility.

Cons: It's an aging OS, Windows 7 is the replacement. :(

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  • Miguel D.
  • 1/4/2010 3:18:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsInstalled WinXP but without Internet Explorer?

Pros: WinXP is great; we all know it...

Cons: None except see other thoughts...

Other Thoughts: I've installed WinXP on existing and new builds before...but recently I was tumped. I ordered this software with SP3 to make sure they did not sell out before my next build, and when I went to finally install it, it installed Windows, finished install, all seemed normal...but at desktop, NO Internet Explorer! No icon, no folders for it.zilch. What happened? anyone had this happen before? Am I missing something? thnx y'all

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  • John Z.
  • 12/24/2009 3:36:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good ol' XP pro, it is what is and if you've got older apps it maybe the best option for a while.

Cons: the usual but MS has moved on and xp will fade over time

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  • Mr. W.
  • 12/14/2009 8:53:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStable as a windows operating system can be

Pros: Gotta love XP for it's stability. No bulky programs to gobble up resources, just the operating system. Clean installs are always nice.

Cons: None really

Other Thoughts: I hope they keep this around.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/11/2009 11:45:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs long as they sell it, we will buy it.

Pros: Service Pack 3. Works. Industry standard.

Cons: Still having to download endless updates after installation. It's still sub-par software, but better than it's successors.

Other Thoughts: My company is slowly building new workstations and we are staying with XP Pro on all of them. Why? We don't have time for software compatibility hiccups, having to purchase newer versions of very expensive programs we depend on, and blue screens of death. Everyone else can beta-test 64-bit / Windows 7 / Vista / whatever. We'll be getting work done. In a perfect world, our applications would support Linux.

8 out of 11 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 12/9/2009 8:05:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThank you Newegg!

Pros: It's still XP Pro for those multi-million dollar companies that refuse to move forward with technology

Cons: It's not Windows 7

Other Thoughts: Wish third-party people would support new operating systems, so I didn't have to use this!

1 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • cory h.
  • 12/1/2009 3:13:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsXP

Pros: What can I say. Its the best you can get at this moment

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: great for just about anything, although a macbook might be better for strictly school/work related things.

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

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