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Windows 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!

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 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.

  • Handle 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 support.
  • Make the most of today's Internet services. Windows XP can help you publish pictures to a Web site, or shop online.
  • 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.
  • Invite a friend or support professional to connect to your PC over the Internet to fix a problem or answer a question.

What's New

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 ever before.
  • 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 a problem.
  • 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 Design
    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.

Improved Features

  • 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 6
    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 processor recommended
  • 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 monitor
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device