Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2

Full Product - MPN: N0900558N1
Product Details
Description
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition is the next version of the Windows operating system, which is designed exclusively for home computing. Windows XP Home Edition puts the exciting experiences of the digital age at your fingertips. From digital photos, music, and video to building a home network, Windows XP Home Edition brings you into the digital age with ease. Built on the solid foundation of Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition also sets the standard in efficient and dependable computing. A great visual design, reliable Windows engine, and Internet security features combine with capabilities for sharing your computer, to give you the most dependable Windows operating system yet.
Quick Glance
License Type OEM License
Media Format CD-ROM
User Reviews
XP home
4 Star Review   By member aceskull - Jan 31, 2007   

Strengths: Its alot better than win98 and winME. Secure, Stable, nice design, user friendly.

Weakness: Of course it has weaknesses its made by microsoft. usual crashes, lockups, upgrade errors..but hey thats windows.

If you haven't already upgraded to windows XP then trust me when I tell you, its time. If you want the cheap version then buy XP home but it lacks XP professional's server, business, and Windows Servers support just to name a few. Other than that, you can do everything with XP home, internet, word processing, games...etc. I use XP home for my kids computers, because they don't need the more expensive software for their use. Since I do web hosting I myself use XP pro. XP home will run on any new or little bit older systems, unlike Vista that came out yesterday you probably won't need to do any major updates. If you need an OS to use 64bit technology then you must buy XP Pro 64bit or vista 64bit, because XP home does not support 64bit. If you ask me there aren't many software out there that support 64bit, so in the mean time stick to 32bit. If you are a hardcore digital video or a gamer then you should definitely consider 64bit.

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Windows XP Home Edition w/Service Pack 2
5 Star Review   By member bmkrishi - Aug 2, 2006   

Strengths: best software

fast and Definitely the most stable, user friendly microsoft operating system yet. Requires large amounts of ram, and takes up more hard drive space than any past microsoft os, but runs smoothly and multi-tasks well.

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Its Windows!
5 Star Review   By member mdhtbm - May 20, 2006   

Strengths: Works well big upgrade over Win 98 and 2000.

Weakness: These are well known and I don't need to repeat them

The OEM edition is a great buy for anyone who wants to put windows on a computer without a microsoft OS. Reactivation isn't a problem. I've had to reactivate mine a number of times as I have swapped components, but only once have I had to call microsoft and I got through quickly and was given a new activation code without a problem.

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Windows XP Rocks
4 Star Review   By member dukefam - Dec 13, 2005   

Strengths: Very Good Operating System... Try to beat it. You can't.

Weakness: Not very much

Very good product, arrived in a timely fashion, in the condition said. Windows XP is the ONLY way to go (Until they come out with the next OS) Thank You

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4 Star Review   By member Lonnie106 - Apr 26, 2005   

Strengths: Best Windows OS yet

Weakness: Slow

Happy Happy Joy Joy. All works as expected. Even plays my kids software that wouldn't boot in 98. Have plenty of RAM and go for it.

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2 Star Review   By member dewme2 - Mar 30, 2005   

Strengths: It works, but only for one activation. After that, you deal with Microsoft.

Weakness: Only one activation. Every other OEM XP software I have bought has at least five before you have to call Microsoft.

If you are trying out different motherboards/hardware configurations, stay away from XP software that only allows one activation before dealing with Microsoft's questioners. This limitation should be prominently displayed so that purchasers could decide if the "come-on" price is worth it.

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5 Star Review   By member snose - Jan 8, 2005   

Strengths: I upgraded from Windows ME and this version is considerably more stable.

Weakness: Updating of a few drivers was required and even an unofficial work around to allow continued usage of a scanner, not compatible with Windows XP.

Overall I am very impressed with this operating system compared with previous Windows versions. For best efficiency, maximize your RAM. I would advise using 1 GB of RAM for multitasking programs.

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4 Star Review   By member pasta1234 - Sep 2, 2004   

Strengths: Nice stable OS.

Weakness: Has a lot of colorful and pathetic things that make the system lose performance.

I popped in the cd and loaded this home version of xp on a newly built system. I have used xp pro before and to tell you the truth i really could not tell the difference. Apparently the differences are with digital media and stuf like that. Anyway it loads quickly and it inlcudes the first service pack. After installation you are ready to go with probably the most compatible os invented. In stall games and programs and enjoy- relatively stable and nice hardware mngmt.

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5 Star Review   By member shifly - Jul 17, 2004   

Strengths: stable, fast, user friendly

Weakness: requires a fast system, lacks some useful utilities from win 98 and 2000

Definitely the most stable, user friendly microsoft operating system yet. Requires large amounts of ram, and takes up more hard drive space than any past microsoft os, but runs smoothly and multi-tasks well.

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4 Star Review   By member fromerop - Jun 16, 2004   

Strengths: One of the best MS windows OS in use today.

Weakness: Once in a while older programs do not respond. User needs to down load new drivers or buy latest version of program in use or problematic code.

I have use the professional version and so far I may say that this is one of best OS microsoft have developed. I advise to use all the memory you can afford. I have one Gig of ram and feels very solid multitasking with several demanding programs.

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Product Details
Description
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition is the next version of the Windows operating system, which is designed exclusively for home computing. Windows XP Home Edition puts the exciting experiences of the digital age at your fingertips. From digital photos, music, and video to building a home network, Windows XP Home Edition brings you into the digital age with ease. Built on the solid foundation of Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition also sets the standard in efficient and dependable computing. A great visual design, reliable Windows engine, and Internet security features combine with capabilities for sharing your computer, to give you the most dependable Windows operating system yet.
Quick Glance
License Type OEM License
Media Format CD-ROM
Summary
Product Title Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2
Manufacturer Microsoft
Power Score 4.3 | 10 Reviews
Software
Min License Size: 1 user(s)
Max License Size: 1 user(s)
General
Category: Windows
Class: Software-OS
System Requirements
Required Disk Space: 1.5 GB
Required Processor Class: Intel Pentium Processor
Required Memory: 128 MB
Required Processor Speed: 300 MHz
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
SKU: DN0900558N1
Description: Windows XP Home Edition w/Service Pack 1 (Full Product)
User Reviews
XP home
4 Star Review   By member aceskull - Jan 31, 2007   

Strengths: Its alot better than win98 and winME. Secure, Stable, nice design, user friendly.

Weakness: Of course it has weaknesses its made by microsoft. usual crashes, lockups, upgrade errors..but hey thats windows.

If you haven't already upgraded to windows XP then trust me when I tell you, its time. If you want the cheap version then buy XP home but it lacks XP professional's server, business, and Windows Servers support just to name a few. Other than that, you can do everything with XP home, internet, word processing, games...etc. I use XP home for my kids computers, because they don't need the more expensive software for their use. Since I do web hosting I myself use XP pro. XP home will run on any new or little bit older systems, unlike Vista that came out yesterday you probably won't need to do any major updates. If you need an OS to use 64bit technology then you must buy XP Pro 64bit or vista 64bit, because XP home does not support 64bit. If you ask me there aren't many software out there that support 64bit, so in the mean time stick to 32bit. If you are a hardcore digital video or a gamer then you should definitely consider 64bit.

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Windows XP Home Edition w/Service Pack 2
5 Star Review   By member bmkrishi - Aug 2, 2006   

Strengths: best software

fast and Definitely the most stable, user friendly microsoft operating system yet. Requires large amounts of ram, and takes up more hard drive space than any past microsoft os, but runs smoothly and multi-tasks well.

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Its Windows!
5 Star Review   By member mdhtbm - May 20, 2006   

Strengths: Works well big upgrade over Win 98 and 2000.

Weakness: These are well known and I don't need to repeat them

The OEM edition is a great buy for anyone who wants to put windows on a computer without a microsoft OS. Reactivation isn't a problem. I've had to reactivate mine a number of times as I have swapped components, but only once have I had to call microsoft and I got through quickly and was given a new activation code without a problem.

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Windows XP Rocks
4 Star Review   By member dukefam - Dec 13, 2005   

Strengths: Very Good Operating System... Try to beat it. You can't.

Weakness: Not very much

Very good product, arrived in a timely fashion, in the condition said. Windows XP is the ONLY way to go (Until they come out with the next OS) Thank You

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4 Star Review   By member Lonnie106 - Apr 26, 2005   

Strengths: Best Windows OS yet

Weakness: Slow

Happy Happy Joy Joy. All works as expected. Even plays my kids software that wouldn't boot in 98. Have plenty of RAM and go for it.

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2 Star Review   By member dewme2 - Mar 30, 2005   

Strengths: It works, but only for one activation. After that, you deal with Microsoft.

Weakness: Only one activation. Every other OEM XP software I have bought has at least five before you have to call Microsoft.

If you are trying out different motherboards/hardware configurations, stay away from XP software that only allows one activation before dealing with Microsoft's questioners. This limitation should be prominently displayed so that purchasers could decide if the "come-on" price is worth it.

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5 Star Review   By member snose - Jan 8, 2005   

Strengths: I upgraded from Windows ME and this version is considerably more stable.

Weakness: Updating of a few drivers was required and even an unofficial work around to allow continued usage of a scanner, not compatible with Windows XP.

Overall I am very impressed with this operating system compared with previous Windows versions. For best efficiency, maximize your RAM. I would advise using 1 GB of RAM for multitasking programs.

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4 Star Review   By member pasta1234 - Sep 2, 2004   

Strengths: Nice stable OS.

Weakness: Has a lot of colorful and pathetic things that make the system lose performance.

I popped in the cd and loaded this home version of xp on a newly built system. I have used xp pro before and to tell you the truth i really could not tell the difference. Apparently the differences are with digital media and stuf like that. Anyway it loads quickly and it inlcudes the first service pack. After installation you are ready to go with probably the most compatible os invented. In stall games and programs and enjoy- relatively stable and nice hardware mngmt.

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5 Star Review   By member shifly - Jul 17, 2004   

Strengths: stable, fast, user friendly

Weakness: requires a fast system, lacks some useful utilities from win 98 and 2000

Definitely the most stable, user friendly microsoft operating system yet. Requires large amounts of ram, and takes up more hard drive space than any past microsoft os, but runs smoothly and multi-tasks well.

77% of readers found this review helpful.

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4 Star Review   By member fromerop - Jun 16, 2004   

Strengths: One of the best MS windows OS in use today.

Weakness: Once in a while older programs do not respond. User needs to down load new drivers or buy latest version of program in use or problematic code.

I have use the professional version and so far I may say that this is one of best OS microsoft have developed. I advise to use all the memory you can afford. I have one Gig of ram and feels very solid multitasking with several demanding programs.

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