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Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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What do you say about the foundation of everything we do on the PC? Microsoft Windows, since its first release, has become an integral part of our computing lives. From photography to e-mail, gaming to multimedia, Windows is the framework on which all the other applications and programs are built. Without the Windows Graphic User Interface, nothing else would work. This is by design. The developers at Microsoft have worked hard to incorporate every aspect of digital information management and entertainment.

Windows XP Professional SP2 optimizes the productivity of your business/setup, irrespective its size, using the latest in the field of digital innovations. It offers you the best computing experience as it is compatible with most of the applications. This operating system's Improved network connections make network set-up an easy task to perform. With wireless networking support, you can easily work offline or access your computer remotely. It boasts of Configurations Wizard that simplifies the process of tweaking hardware and software settings, this feature is complimented with Improved Power Management, which enables you to customize the power usage of your PC or notebook as per your need.

Windows XP includes a suite of features to help you protect your PC from hackers and phishers with the latest security enhancements and regular “patches” from Microsoft. It’s simple and easy to set up for the various users in your family, connect several computers, and there are controls which allow you to restrict and monitor a child’s internet travels. Web browsing is a cinch – Internet Explorer 6 provides a simple interface for web browsing and reading, and helps secure yours system from outside interference. This is the base on which every other personal computing program rests, and is essential for your PC.

  • newegg Windows XP Professional—Complete with Service Pack 2 Windows XP Professional complete with Service Pack 2 delivers everything you demand from your computing experience. Whether you're on your own or running a business of any size, optimize your productivity with the digital world's latest innovations.
  • newegg A Variety of Value Added Features The Professional Edition provides greater security and privacy, advanced recovery options, improved network connections, and much more.
  • newegg Superior Mobile Support Easily work offline or access your computer remotely with wireless networking support, configuration wizards, improved power management, and more.
  • newegg 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.

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  • Damian t.
  • 7/29/2009 12:33:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsxp rocks but the 64 bit verson sucks

Pros: xp takes less then other windows like vista or 7

Cons: dx9 if only it had dx10 or dx11

Other Thoughts: quad boot xp vista windows 7 beta ubuntu ati rocks kill nvidia loljk

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  • Jake G.
  • 4/29/2009 9:28:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIT's XP!

Pros: Its XP! This is a great OS. Very stable and very easy to operate (especially for users migrating from 95/98/ME/2000) The OS can be tweaked to accomodate all of the users needs. Very high software and hardware support levels. Best of all this OS is VERY efficent. Its hardware requirements are very low and allow machines that struggle with Vista to fly with XP.

Cons: 1. Its outdated
2. Support will soon go
3. Windows 7: the OS to be released sometime next year should cure some of the Vista issues and make XP obsolete.

Other Thoughts: *Speed
*GUI
*Customization

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/13/2008 9:33:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhy you need to buy this, quick!

Pros: Buy this now, Microsoft quit producing copies June 30th of 2008, as I write this newegg only has 28 copies left in their inventory and they lose about 10 a day. Once they are gone their isn't anymore folks! (If you want to see how many they have left add this item to your cart and change quantity to 999, it will correct you with how many they have left in their inventory).

Cons: Microsoft said only the retail version will they allow a patch to be made where activation isn't required after they quit supporting Win XP next year. OEM versions will still have to be activated and you will have to do it by phone! Plus they will only activate after you've proven to them that your OEM copy isn't stolen.

Other Thoughts: I've bought 3 copies of XP OEM for my 3 computers, however if I ever had to reinstall after XP is no longer supported I will need this retail version to do it smoothly.
Also check MS's website and search for "future of windows xp" to learn more.

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  • Jon W.
  • 10/11/2008 6:45:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's XP Pro

Pros: With XP Pro you really don't have to worry about something that's not supported like Vista requires newer hardware and updated drivers.

Cons: Microsoft is cancelling XP along with it's support.

Other Thoughts: I ordered a Retail copy of XP Pro just incase I wanted to use it in the future. My current setup was installed with a system builder's version that will only work on this specific PC. It's nice to have the Retail version.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/25/2008 2:04:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsXP-Pro..Full Version

Pros: Windows and security..its a great OS..mine uses a 1-GB of RAM/for DV-eding and DVD-burning..its a great OS.

Cons: none/

Other Thoughts: none/

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  • Timothy K.
  • 9/24/2008 8:52:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs@ Andrew

Pros: XP por is a great OS, very stable since SP2. Pretty much compatible with anything out there, and takes a lot of messing around to get it to bluescreen.

Cons: None, really. It's a good OS.

Other Thoughts: From the screenshots I've seen, Windows 7 is merely Vista SP2. Will you still buy 7 after spending so much time bashing Vista?

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  • GWL I.
  • 7/17/2008 5:35:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHey Windows ME--err Vista, eat this

Pros: More stable and efficient than Windows Vista. Uses less system requirements, and most games that are "fully unlocked" in Vista actually lock you out to force you to upgrade. Every game that I have played like that has been patched by me to allow me to max the settings in game.

Cons: Depending on what you use it for, much less eye candy than Fedora 9, my workstation OS of choice. I dont need eye candy on my gaming rig except in game, so I run XP.

Other Thoughts: To the previous person who says that Vista is the future, you go ahead and think that. I know a few people that said that about Windows ME as well. XP to Windows 7 will be the upgrade path for me. I have Vista, and yes I bought a $270 copy of Windows XP to upgrade to. Turns out microsoft has it backwards, they dont understand that XP *UPGRADE* CD should be able to UPGRADE Vista. I'll wait for SP2, by then Windows 7 will be out.

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  • Patrick W.
  • 6/30/2008 12:49:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDual-boots just fine

Pros: Installs fine, runs stable.

Cons: Had to install RAID drivers myself which forced me to go out and buy a floppy drive.

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  • William G.
  • 5/15/2008 8:54:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill the best

Pros: Its Windows XP with service pack 2, you can install this and never update it and you will still have one of the best OS's out there.

Cons: having to download SP3, even though its worth it

Other Thoughts: Anyone still complaining about XP "sucking" is still using a hacked version they got in early release. A Genuine copy of XP with all the updates will run like a champ on any computer built up to 3 years ago. Its "foot print" is still very small compared to Vista.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/9/2008 2:29:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis is so comfortable

Pros: I am back using only winxp. vista was so uncomfortable to use when it was installed for about 4 months on a high end alienware machine. I never could figure out whether it was vista or the machine, vista or the motherboard, vista or the memory, vista or my mother...whatever. it is not worth it. the dx 10 games do not behave better in vista than anything that I have played worked with winxp. if you have other components that support good framerates and compelling visual and sound quality, the sacrifices one has to make to baby vista along is not worth the loss of time. if you work for a living, have duties that cannot be abandoned to install yet another hotfix, after figuring out that that is what was missing from the jigsaw puzzle called vista, then spend your money on better hardware, on another new game, and winxppro alone like me.

Cons: of course the problems with using more than 2GB of memory, the absence of directx10 are 2 pseudo-problems in my opinion, something to blame instead of patiently saving up to get hardware that is more able to produce happy computing than some half-baked product like vista. building my own rig for the first time this Spring taught me to tolerate the limits of each component for the first time in my 16 year love affair with computers. My new build includes a wealth of good hardware, which I am happy to be using with "only" winxppro. the games work just fine, and if one adapts the settings according to the information that is available on many of the fine enthusiast websites open for your research efforts, then you can stop reading, build a satisfying rig of your own and enjoy relatively solid performance within the limits of the known universe of computing, instead of being a beta tester for vista.

Other Thoughts: being an enthusiast does not mean being irrational and hysterical when the unrealistic beliefs we accept from advertising do not in fact come true without restriction. I got all caught up in the advertising for vista like some of the journalists in our computing community. Still the expectations continue to be less realistic than not. I can play for hours now in winzp without having to be looking around for the next fix for the newest previously undiscovered problem with vista. and my ipod, my fine old epson photo scanner and printer, continue to be useful, instead of problematic because I kept insisting on using vista before going back to winxppro. enuf said.

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