Windows XP

Windows XPOften abbreviated as XP, Microsoft Windows XP was codenamed Whistler and is short for Windows eXPerience. Windows XP is an operating system that was first released on October 25, 2001 and designed to bridge the gap between Windows 9x/ME and Windows NT/2000 users and is an available upgrade for Windows 98, ME, and 2000 users. The two primary versions of Windows XP are Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional.

Windows XP is also available in Windows XP N, also known as Windows XP Home Edition N, which is a version of Windows XP released by Microsoft as part of an agreement with the Europe's competition commissioner. In Microsoft Windows XP N, users have the ability to choose their media player and download and install it on their computer.

System Requirements

Windows XP Requirements
Processor: 233 MHz or faster processor
Memory: 64MB RAM Minimum
Recommend 128MB
Graphics Card: SVGA Video Card
Sound Card: Standard sound card for sound capability
Hard Drive Space: 1.5GB hard drive space
CD/DVD Drive: CD/DVD drive
Controls: 100% compatible Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse.
Operating System: Upgrade requires Windows 98, 98 SE, or ME.

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Also see: Operating system terms, XP, XP2