What do you say about the foundation of everything we do on the PC? Microsoft Windows, since its first release, has become an integral part of our computing lives. From photography to e-mail, gaming to multimedia, Windows is the framework on which all the other applications and programs are built. Without the Windows Graphic User Interface, nothing else would work. This is by design. The developers at Microsoft have worked hard to incorporate every aspect of digital information management and entertainment.
Windows XP Home SP2 offers you the best possible computing experience, compatible with most of the applications. Improved network connections make network set-up a snap and wireless networking support lets easily work offline anywhere near to the transmitter. Configurations Wizard simplifies management of hardware and software settings, and works with improved Power Management, letting you controlling your power consumption more carefully.
Windows XP includes features to protect your PC from hackers and phishers with the latest security enhancements and regular “patches” from Microsoft. It features Automatic Windows Update, an application that automatically integrates the operating system with Windows Servers and management solutions and keeps your system updated. It’s simple and easy to set up for the various users in your family, connect several computers, and you can restrict and monitor a child’s internet travels. Web browsing is a cinch – Internet Explorer 6 provides a simple interface for web browsing and reading, and helps secure your system from outside interference. This is the base on which every other personal computing program rests, and is essential for your PC.
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition expands the potential of your home PC, enabling you to burn CDs, watch DVDs, create movies, organise your digital photos and more. You can chat with friends and family around the world using Windows Messenger, and if you've got a webcam you can even see who you're speaking to! Enhanced security features also help protect your privacy and personal information, while improved reliability means you can focus more on what you're doing and worry less about your PC crashing. Whether you use your home PC for work or play, Windows XP Home Edition helps you get the most out of it.
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