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Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM

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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.
  • 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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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Best operating system 8/9/2012 12:48:59 PM

Pros: Windows XP Pro is still the best operating system that doesn't hog memory and rarely crashes. I picked up an OEM copy at Tveak for $59.99.

Cons: Nice operating system i have ever use

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Anonymous
Ownership: more than 1 year
4/ 5
I'll take it over Vista. 1/26/2008 9:57:02 AM

Pros: It's a good OS, as far as Windows goes. Does what I need it to do.

Cons: Still need a floppy if you want to install to a RAID array. I was installing this on my new build, which lacks a floppy drive, and I forgot about that and had to run to [big box retailer] to grab a floppy drive that I'll only ever use for the installation. I don't think it's beyond Microsoft's capacity to change that.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
No CD key 12/13/2007 8:02:26 PM

Pros: Very good os, a bit expensive.

Cons: did not come with a cd key. it said on the package that the key would be on the computer case, but i built my own and there was not cd key.

Overall Review: i probably just got a lemon, but i couldn't get a key from newegg or microsoft. but, Newegg rules!!

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Anonymous
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
12/9/2007 7:19:03 PM

Pros: It's Windowns XP, DUH... DOWN WITH APPLE!!!! :)

Cons: None

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Def Needed with newer Dell Laptop 9400 11/27/2007 11:21:41 AM

Pros: FYI Dell 9400 needs the XP with SP2 or you will get a blue screen. Only pros, XP rocks, VISTA ewwwww

Cons: nothing

Overall Review: I LOVE NEWEGG

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Not bad.. 11/25/2007 2:53:18 PM

Pros: To the person who said: "Does not allow upgrades fresh install only realized it was an OEM version a little to late."

Hence the difference between OEM and Retail versions.

OEM = fresh install only, no activation needed (usually)

Retail = fresh install & installable as an upgrade, and you have to activate it via MS.

For "somewhat high" technical knowledge, you'd think you'd know the difference between OEM & Retail.

Cons: Not really a con, but a gripe:

"highly technical" end users who blab about security.

Your installation of XP is insecure??
One command: gpedit.msc

Create a "normal" account that you use to browse the net/check emails/whatever.

Remove execute priv's from the Temp folder, under that account you use. (Thats where 95% of malware gets put.)

No execute, no infection. Pretty simple, no?

Overall Review: Gonna buy 5-6 more of these for various use. Want to set up an Active directory domain controller and learn about domain policies. Have a few extra pcs layin around (3 desktops and a laptop)

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
As Advertised 11/19/2007 8:35:59 AM

Pros: No problems with installation on my new build.

Cons: Just the normal XP issues.

Overall Review: Exactly as advertised, so there's not much to say. It's nice to still be able to get XP.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
Great buy 11/18/2007 6:48:02 PM

Pros: No problems loading the OS on my new and old hardrives. The best cd I've owned of XP Pro, no problems at all.

Cons: None that I see.

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