Improved Ease of Use Lets You Work Faster!
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. Install now for a safer, more secure computing experience!
New! Service Pack 2 includes:
- Improved Windows firewall to defend against hackers and viruses
- Easy to customize and maximize security settings
- Internet Explorer Pop-Up Blocker
- Anti-spam update
- New Attachment Manager
- New Windows Security Center
- Windows Media Player 9 Series
- Automatic updates and enhancements
- Bluetooth hardware support
- Improved wireless support
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional is the next version of the Windows operating system, which is designed for businesses of all sizes, and for individuals who demand the most from their computing experience. Windows XP Professional goes beyond the benefits of Windows XP Home Edition with advanced capabilities designed specifically to optimize productivity using the latest advancements in the digital world. Built on the solid foundation of Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional provides improved reliability, security, performance and ease of use, setting the new standard in efficient and dependable computing.
All the features of Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, including a new visual
design and reliable foundation; complete digital media support; tools for
instant messaging, voice and video conferencing, and application sharing; and
the ability to recover from problems and get help and support when you need it.
Premier mobile support for the ability to work offline or access your computer remotely.
Greater security, including the ability to encrypt your files and folders.
Built-in support for high-performance systems.
Integration with Microsoft Windows Servers and management solutions.
There are hundreds of compelling reasons to get Windows XP Professional—these are just the top 10
|Wireless Networking Support||Zero configuration allows users to easily and
automatically connect to a wireless network either at work, at home or in
public "hotspots." Also, Windows XP is the first operating
system to use 802.1x security technology as an added measure to help
protect your information.
|Advanced Performance / Multitasking||Means that users can run their most demanding
applications while still experiencing impressive system response times.
And multiple applications can run simultaneously, with efficiency and
stability. Plus, with Windows XP your laptop can enter Standby or
Hibernation faster, and it can start working again faster after resuming
from Standby or Hibernation.
|Windows Messenger||The easy way to instantly communicate and
collaborate with colleagues and support professionals. You can constantly
stay updated with your contacts' online status and choose to communicate
with them through text, voice, or video with better quality than ever
|Remote Desktop||Allows you to remotely access your desktop
computer from another computer running Windows 95 or later, giving you
access to all of your data and applications even when you're not in your
|Remote Assistance||Allows you to have a friend or IT professional
remotely control your computer to demonstrate a process or help solve a
|Task-based Visual Design||Allows you to get to your most commonly used
tasks quickly, thanks to a cleaner design and new visual cues.
|Business Level Reliability||Provides a foundation users can count on to keep systems up and running when they're needed most. Built on the proven Windows 2000 operating system, Windows XP is not only more reliable, but it also offers features that make it much faster and easier to recover from system problems.|
|Advanced laptop support||With advanced laptop support you get as much
work done on the road as you would in the office, in addition to remote
access to all the data and applications on your office computer. Windows
XP Professional enhances the breakthrough technology that was introduced
to extend battery life in Windows 2000.
|System Restore||Enables users and administrators to restore a
computer to a previous state. System Restore automatically creates easily
identifiable restore points, which allow you to restore the system to a
|Encrypting File System||Provides a high level of protection from hackers and data theft by transparently encrypting files with a randomly generated key.|
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|Computer/Processor||PC with 300 MHz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended|
|Memory||128 MB of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)|
|Hard Disk||Minimum: 1.5 GB of available hard disk space
Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install. Additional available hard-disk space may be required if you are installing over a network. For more information, please see http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp.
|Drive||CD-ROM or DVD drive|
|Display||Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution
video adapter and monitor
For DVD video playback: DVD drive and DVD decoder card or DVD decoder software & 8 MB of video RAM
For Windows Movie Maker: Video capture feature requires appropriate digital or analog video capture device & 400 MHz or higher processor for digital video camera capture
|Peripherals||Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible
Note: To ensure that your applications and hardware are Windows XP–ready, please check http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/upgrading/advisor.mspx
|Miscellaneous||For Internet access: Some Internet
functionality may require Internet access, a Microsoft .NET Passport
account, and payment of a separate fee to a service provider; local and/or
long-distance telephone toll charges may apply; 14.4 Kbps or higher-speed
For networking: Network adapter appropriate for the type of local-area, wide-area, wireless, or home network you wish to connect to, and access to an appropriate network infrastructure; access to third-party networks may require additional charges
For instant messaging, voice and video conferencing, and application sharing, both parties need: Microsoft .NET Passport account and Internet access or Exchange 2000 Server instant messaging account and network access (some configurations may require download of additional components)
For voice and video conferencing, both parties also need: 33.6 Kbps or higher-speed modem, or a network connection; Microphone and sound card with speakers or headset
Upgrade Eligibility: Windows 98 or Windows 98 2nd Edition, Windows Me, Windows NT4 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional or Window XP Home Edition.