Windows XP

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

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 by Microsoft and designed to help bridge the gap between Windows 9x/ME and Windows NT/2000. The Windows XP upgrade was available 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 and Windows XP Home Edition N, which are versions released by Microsoft as part of an agreement with the Europe's competition commissioner. In these versions of Windows XP, the user can choose their media player and download and install it on their computer.

System Requirements

Windows XP Requirements
Processor: 233 MHz or faster processor
Memory: 64 MB RAM Minimum
Recommend 128 MB
Graphics Card: SVGA Video Card
Sound Card: Standard sound card for sound capability
Hard Drive Space: 1.5 GB 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.

What Windows came before Windows XP?

For the end user, Windows ME came before Windows XP.

What version of Windows came after Windows XP?

For the end user, Microsoft Windows Vista came after Windows XP.

Operating system terms, XP, XP2