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Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 Upgrade

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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 features Automatic Windows Update, an application that automatically integrates the operating system with Windows Servers and management solutions and keeps your system updated. 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.
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  • Mike M.
  • 2/16/2009 10:20:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsinfo correction

Pros: works in business enviroment, more capable than home.

Cons: costs too much for upgrade, 99 would be more reasonable imho. microsoft support for mce is buggy sometimes, pro is better.

Other Thoughts: contrary to previous reviews, mce is actually pro with mce extensions. i'm too lazy to look up if networking limits are same as pro or home, but i can say that mce install screens actually say pro until the end of install . . . just thought that might help. also, recommend a fresh install, mce install gives rare unsupported o/s error with some microsoft utilities.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/12/2009 8:09:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's XP and it works

Pros: Not much to say, other than it works. I use this in order to run a few older programs that I have.

Cons: Activation

Other Thoughts: XP is XP works very well. I have not had much trouble with Windows over the years as some have. Maybe it is the user and not the software?

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  • Craig J.
  • 12/15/2008 2:11:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: Much better than Vista

Cons: SP3 messed it up.

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  • James O.
  • 8/22/2008 6:39:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsMS XP Pro w/ SP2

Pros: Best Microsoft Operating system, I've had no major problems with XP. Excellent GUI for beginners and advanced users. with lower amounts of RAM and the graphical settings at max it does slow down considerably but it's decent. It picks up compatible software and devices with no problems.

- A lot of great software and games for this OS
- Easy operating system to install

Cons: - anti-virus software is bloated and takes up a lot of processing power

- themes are limited and aren't that appealing - you can always download new ones though

Other Thoughts: Its not linux but it is a great operating system - the xp professional 64 bit version also is able to pick up 4 gigs of RAM

- If you're like me and like a fast running computer make sure you have 1-2 gigs of RAM for this OS

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/7/2007 2:24:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWaiting for Vista to mature

Pros: Good operating system, easy to install

Cons: Price, needed an additional license. Called Microsoft and they charged me $200. What no discount?

Other Thoughts: none I can share on this site.

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  • Alan H.
  • 2/8/2007 11:57:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIt's an OS

Pros: It's better than XP Home for sure. I like having the same GUI that I've used for nearly 12 years. No problems with freezing and crashing.

Cons: We're all inexorably tied to Micro$oft.

Other Thoughts: No, it is not impossible to upgrade a computer to XP Pro from Media Center.

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  • Thurston L.
  • 9/18/2006 5:14:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsFresh install

Pros: Faster than win 2000 pro

Cons: Don't like new look. I have web browser, why would I want my os to look like web browser interface. Thankfully it has classic interface option.

Other Thoughts: To a previous user: You CAN upgrade from win 2000 it is the easiest of all the upgrades. Best thing to do is fresh install on reformatted hard drive. No mixing of 2 different os files. Tells how on microsoft support website. Just boot from winxp pro cd, it'll ask for previous os cd once verified it will tell you to put xp cd back in and then install xp.

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  • Robert S.
  • 6/22/2006 5:24:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Windows is the best OS for the average computer user.

Cons: pretty expensive just for an upgrade.

Other Thoughts: keep in mind that this is an upgrade and not the full product.

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  • paul h.
  • 4/14/2006 11:20:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: xp pro is the best os out there!the problem is that mce is a glorified version of home, therefore a lower grade os than pro!

Cons: to upgrade to pro with mce , you will have to delete the mce partition before install of pro!if you do it the right way it will work!

Other Thoughts: also if need be, you can take a full version of xp home & install up to cd key entry, then install a fresh upgrade of xp pro!

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/21/2006 3:00:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as it should

Pros: Easy interface and connectability

Cons: Can't upgrade from win2000 or XP Media Center.

Other Thoughts: Why buy a computer with Media Center if you are planning on upgrading to Pro. You should go with Pro straight up!

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