from the Publisher:
XP Home Edition gives you the freedom to experience
more than you ever thought possible with your computer
and the Internet. This is the operating system home
users have been waiting for because it offers serious
stability, so you can have serious fun!
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.
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 new standard
in efficient and dependable computing.
A new visual
design, reliable Windows engine, and new Internet
security features combine with capabilities for sharing
your computer, to give you the most dependable Windows
operating system yet.
digital media like a pro. Manage digital pictures,
music, video, DVDs, and more.
- Get connected.
Windows XP has built-in Internet, home networking,
and real-time voice, video, and instant messaging
- Make the
most of today's Internet services. Windows XP
can help you publish pictures to a Web site, or
- The Complete
Digital Video Experience. Now users can quickly
transfer footage to their computer for editing that's
easier than ever. Windows XP Home Edition includes
all the great software customers need to help them
create, edit and share home movies.
a friend or support professional to connect
to your PC over the Internet to fix a problem or
answer a question.
There are hundreds of compelling
reasons to get Windows XP Home Edition - these are
just the top 10.
- Fast-User Switching
Allows family or friends sharing a single computer
to access their accounts without having to close
each other's applications or reboot.
- Windows Messenger
The easy way to instantly communicate with friends
and family, users can see their contacts' online
status and choose to communicate with them through
text, voice, and video with better quality than
- Remote Assistance
Located in the Help and Support Center, Remote Assistance
allows users to have a friend or Support Professional
who is also running Windows XP remotely control
their PC to demonstrate a process or help solve
- Windows Media Player
for Windows XP
Brings all the most common digital media activities
together in a single, easy-to-use place to play
DVDs, organize music, burn CDs, and more.
- Simplified Visual
The clean, simple design of Windows XP puts the
features you use most often up front and center,
so you can get to them quickly.
- Windows Movie Maker
Provides the ability to easily capture, edit, organize,
and share home movies by just plugging a digital
video camera in to the PC; or with the right hardware,
an analog camera.
- My Pictures
Allows users to perform basic management tasks like
adding, sorting and deleting picture files and even
ordering prints of your pictures via a Web service.
- Internet Explorer
Includes new and better features to simplify Web
browsing tasks, increase reliability, and help mainatin
the privacy of personal information on the Web.
- System Restore
Actively monitors system file changes, so that in
the event of a problem, a user can restore their
computer to a previous state.
- Network Setup Wizard
Makes it easier than ever to set up your own home
network so multiple home PCs can share printers,
devices, files, and Internet connections.
- PC with 300
megahertz (MHz) or higher processor clock speed
recommended; 233-MHz minimum required; Intel Pentium/Celeron
family, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible
- 128 megabytes
(MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum
supported; may limit performance and some features)
- 1.5 gigabyte
(GB) of available hard disk space.
- Super VGA
(800 ? 600) or higher resolution video adapter and
- CD-ROM or
and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device