Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Complete Product - 1 User

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Windows XP Home Edition is the operating system designed exclusively for home computing. From digital photos, music, and video to building a home network, Windows XP brings you into the digital age with ease.
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Product Title Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Complete Product - 1 User
Manufacturer Microsoft
Lowest Price $176.69 from SoftwareMedia.com
Power Score 3.4 | 14 Reviews
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SoftwareMedia.com - Windows XP Home SP2
4 Star Review   By member campbem - Sep 25, 2009   

Strengths: good price (on sale?)

Weakness: web site was difficult to use. took me 5-6 times to get all the way thru the purchase process (painful).

Overall I'm happy with my purchase of Windows XP from SoftwareMedia.com. Their price was good but it must have been on sale. Their web site was flakey, as it kept crapping out on my as I was going thru the purchase process. It literally took me about 5-6 attempts to get all the way thru the checkout process. I almost just gave up and went with another vendor. Not sure what the problem was, but it certainly wasn't my computer as I don't have issues with other sites purchasing items. Thanks softwaremedia!

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Good Seller
4 Star Review   By member Celtic05 - Aug 29, 2007   

Strengths: Low Cost of Software and received package in good time.

Weakness: See comments

Software worked fine. Was worried in the beginning since it looked as if the Windows Certification Sticker had been reattached to the software. It did activate and register fine. No problems so far.

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Windows XP SP2
4 Star Review     

Strengths: It is a very reliable product. It is easy to use. Does a lot more than the Windows Me I had. Doesn't blue screen me at all.

Weakness: I haven't found any yet.

I am very pleased with this product and I would definitely purchase it for our other computer if we needed it. I am very satified with the overall performance of Windows XP SP2 and the speed it was delivered to me.

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Windows XP
1 Star Review   By member MrArthur - Jul 20, 2007   

Weakness: Scammer

Beware of this web site. I purchased a "used" [out of box]windows xp w/sp2 from a storefront called RGOLD28. after repeated e -mails I have received neither my package nor even a reply to my email. BEWARE!!!!!

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Windows XP Home with SP2
1 Star Review   By member mimbrava - Dec 26, 2006   

Weakness: corrupted my iMac

I don't know whether it was Windows XP or Outlook Express or Parallels, but upon installation on my brand-new iMac, on which I had just configured my Mac Mail e-mail accounts, my Mac Mail accounts became disabled, and my whole new computer went kablooey. Programs were behaving erratically, and I did not trust the computer, though I tried mightily to use it. I had AppleCare walk me through an Archive and Install first. That did not solve the problems. A week or so later, after I restarted the computer one morning, it reverted to "day one" preferences. That was the last straw. At that point I did a Clean Install, and then my iMac returned to normal, but I lost close to three weeks of work and therefore three weeks of income. Needless to say, I shall not reinstall this software on my iMac.

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The best OS for end users
4 Star Review   By member daurbina - Jul 2, 2006   

Strengths: Faster internet, better performance

Weakness: heavy system requirements, no good for old DOS programs

I upgraded my OS (Win98 to WinXP). The results were good. No more anoying problems, freeze screens, etc. SP/2 is the pack which improve your internet connection and surfing. In addition, It could be used for small bussiness; however, if your system run or is based in DOS OS, it could not run very well in WinXP.

83% of readers found this review helpful.

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XP Home w/ SP2 works good
5 Star Review   By member ross6385 - May 12, 2006   

Strengths: Easy to load and authenicate Much more stable than Windows ME or 98

Weakness: Always need to keep it updated to protect against viruses

I build my own computers using barebone systems. You can save money over buying the prepackages systems, but you have to load your own operating system. I've had good experience with Windows XP home. I've never tried the Professional version, but I hear that there is not that much difference

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Windows - a waste of Your money.
1 Star Review   By member kiputnik - Apr 20, 2006   

Strengths: Familiar interface hence easy to use for those that had contact with Windows before.

Weakness: Expensive, technologically old, easy to catch a virus, insecure.

$75 for system which is insecure, old and without necessary applications (Office package, some image retouch and composition program, etc.) is a WAY too much. If you want to buy this do not waste your money, you'd better get a Linux, preferably Ubuntu. (FREE, secure, no viruses, all necessary programs included, easy update of system along with applications (as opposed to system only update in Windows))

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Windows for my Mac
4 Star Review   By member pmbooks - Apr 14, 2006   

Strengths: With Boot Camp it loaded easily. Product as expected.

Weakness: Windows is by its nature not as easily navigated as other operating systems, but the XP is fine for what it is.

I bought this to load onto my Macbook with intel. As soon as it came available via Boot Camp (free download from Apple) I looked for the cheapest version of Windows I could buy. THis version, OEM, with some sort of branding on the disc and without any "box" turned out to be just fine for the task. Following the Boot Camp instructions I loaded the OS onto my Mac and so far so good. This will enable me to use those few applications whose authors were unable to write a version for Macs. So, for those Macusers with the new Macbook Pro who wish to add Windows as an alternative OS, this version worked for me.

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all is well!
5 Star Review   By member djk2450 - Mar 22, 2006   

Strengths: great price; OS installed easily; MS validation was no problem; the item is as advertised.

Weakness: it could have been for free, but bill gates has a mortgage, too.

i was apprehensive of the seller having bogus cd's, but the OS is up and running and there have been no problems. i think i may buy another for this price, because i love to be creative with computers, hence the nickname Crash!

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Windows XP Home Edition is the operating system designed exclusively for home computing. From digital photos, music, and video to building a home network, Windows XP brings you into the digital age with ease.
Summary
Product Title Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Complete Product - 1 User
Manufacturer Microsoft
Lowest Price $176.69 from SoftwareMedia.com
Power Score 3.4 | 14 Reviews
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SoftwareMedia.com - Windows XP Home SP2
4 Star Review   By member campbem - Sep 25, 2009   

Strengths: good price (on sale?)

Weakness: web site was difficult to use. took me 5-6 times to get all the way thru the purchase process (painful).

Overall I'm happy with my purchase of Windows XP from SoftwareMedia.com. Their price was good but it must have been on sale. Their web site was flakey, as it kept crapping out on my as I was going thru the purchase process. It literally took me about 5-6 attempts to get all the way thru the checkout process. I almost just gave up and went with another vendor. Not sure what the problem was, but it certainly wasn't my computer as I don't have issues with other sites purchasing items. Thanks softwaremedia!

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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Good Seller
4 Star Review   By member Celtic05 - Aug 29, 2007   

Strengths: Low Cost of Software and received package in good time.

Weakness: See comments

Software worked fine. Was worried in the beginning since it looked as if the Windows Certification Sticker had been reattached to the software. It did activate and register fine. No problems so far.

88% of readers found this review helpful.

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Windows XP SP2
4 Star Review     

Strengths: It is a very reliable product. It is easy to use. Does a lot more than the Windows Me I had. Doesn't blue screen me at all.

Weakness: I haven't found any yet.

I am very pleased with this product and I would definitely purchase it for our other computer if we needed it. I am very satified with the overall performance of Windows XP SP2 and the speed it was delivered to me.

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Windows XP
1 Star Review   By member MrArthur - Jul 20, 2007   

Weakness: Scammer

Beware of this web site. I purchased a "used" [out of box]windows xp w/sp2 from a storefront called RGOLD28. after repeated e -mails I have received neither my package nor even a reply to my email. BEWARE!!!!!

40% of readers found this review helpful.

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Windows XP Home with SP2
1 Star Review   By member mimbrava - Dec 26, 2006   

Weakness: corrupted my iMac

I don't know whether it was Windows XP or Outlook Express or Parallels, but upon installation on my brand-new iMac, on which I had just configured my Mac Mail e-mail accounts, my Mac Mail accounts became disabled, and my whole new computer went kablooey. Programs were behaving erratically, and I did not trust the computer, though I tried mightily to use it. I had AppleCare walk me through an Archive and Install first. That did not solve the problems. A week or so later, after I restarted the computer one morning, it reverted to "day one" preferences. That was the last straw. At that point I did a Clean Install, and then my iMac returned to normal, but I lost close to three weeks of work and therefore three weeks of income. Needless to say, I shall not reinstall this software on my iMac.

44% of readers found this review helpful.

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The best OS for end users
4 Star Review   By member daurbina - Jul 2, 2006   

Strengths: Faster internet, better performance

Weakness: heavy system requirements, no good for old DOS programs

I upgraded my OS (Win98 to WinXP). The results were good. No more anoying problems, freeze screens, etc. SP/2 is the pack which improve your internet connection and surfing. In addition, It could be used for small bussiness; however, if your system run or is based in DOS OS, it could not run very well in WinXP.

83% of readers found this review helpful.

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XP Home w/ SP2 works good
5 Star Review   By member ross6385 - May 12, 2006   

Strengths: Easy to load and authenicate Much more stable than Windows ME or 98

Weakness: Always need to keep it updated to protect against viruses

I build my own computers using barebone systems. You can save money over buying the prepackages systems, but you have to load your own operating system. I've had good experience with Windows XP home. I've never tried the Professional version, but I hear that there is not that much difference

60% of readers found this review helpful.

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Windows - a waste of Your money.
1 Star Review   By member kiputnik - Apr 20, 2006   

Strengths: Familiar interface hence easy to use for those that had contact with Windows before.

Weakness: Expensive, technologically old, easy to catch a virus, insecure.

$75 for system which is insecure, old and without necessary applications (Office package, some image retouch and composition program, etc.) is a WAY too much. If you want to buy this do not waste your money, you'd better get a Linux, preferably Ubuntu. (FREE, secure, no viruses, all necessary programs included, easy update of system along with applications (as opposed to system only update in Windows))

29% of readers found this review helpful.

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Windows for my Mac
4 Star Review   By member pmbooks - Apr 14, 2006   

Strengths: With Boot Camp it loaded easily. Product as expected.

Weakness: Windows is by its nature not as easily navigated as other operating systems, but the XP is fine for what it is.

I bought this to load onto my Macbook with intel. As soon as it came available via Boot Camp (free download from Apple) I looked for the cheapest version of Windows I could buy. THis version, OEM, with some sort of branding on the disc and without any "box" turned out to be just fine for the task. Following the Boot Camp instructions I loaded the OS onto my Mac and so far so good. This will enable me to use those few applications whose authors were unable to write a version for Macs. So, for those Macusers with the new Macbook Pro who wish to add Windows as an alternative OS, this version worked for me.

84% of readers found this review helpful.

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all is well!
5 Star Review   By member djk2450 - Mar 22, 2006   

Strengths: great price; OS installed easily; MS validation was no problem; the item is as advertised.

Weakness: it could have been for free, but bill gates has a mortgage, too.

i was apprehensive of the seller having bogus cd's, but the OS is up and running and there have been no problems. i think i may buy another for this price, because i love to be creative with computers, hence the nickname Crash!

93% of readers found this review helpful.

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Windows XP Home Edition w/ SP2 (Full Product).
4 Star Review   By member gesnerm - Mar 8, 2006   

Strengths: Works

Weakness: expensive

I think that XP home is a very good value because there are alot more options than either linux or mac. It is also the easiest version of windows yet.

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The Worst Experienve Ewer
1 Star Review   By member Marek123 - Feb 25, 2006   

Strengths: At least i recived it .

Weakness: none.

Well this windows tha i recive was used and it camed without a original retail box . So what ewer you do dont buy it from them , it ewen looked used and the licence looked like someone had taken it off of his computer and glued it on a piece of plastic.

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software
5 Star Review   By member psbonney - Nov 28, 2005   

Strengths: very good easy to install. the price is very affordable,

Weakness: I am still using and haven't found any yet.

very good i reccomend for everyone. very easy to install. very intructions exspecially for a first time builder of a pc. it is very helpful and good licenses.i tell every one about this product. i have always use windows xp and have never had any problems. exept when my system has a virus or is to full of cookies and what not.

76% of readers found this review helpful.

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Windows Xp Home
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Awesomwe Program

I ordered Windows Xp Home when my computer crached with ME Edition. The cost compared to Office Depot was 1/4 of what I would have paid and this fixed my computer. It allows different users and user levels which I like with kids.

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