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License Type: Complete Product
Media Format: CD-ROM
Product Title: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
Power Score: 4.1 | 8 Reviews
License Type: Complete Product
Version / Edition: XP SP2
Media Format: CD-ROM
Min License Size: 1 user(s)
Max License Size: 1 User
System Requirements: Processor: 233-MHz* 300 MHz or higher clock speed recommended Intel Pentium/Celeron family, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible recommended Hard Disk: 1.5 gigabyte (GB) of available hard disk space** Memory: 128 MB RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features) Optical Drive: CD-ROM or DVD drive Others: Super VGA (800?600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device Additional Items or Services Required to Use Certain Windows XP Features: For Internet access: Some Internet functionality may require Internet access, a Microsoft. NET Passport account For networking: Network adapter appropriate for the type of local-area, wide-area, wireless, or home network you wish to connect to, and access to an appropriate network infrastructure; access to third-party networks may require additional charges For instant messaging, voice and video conferencing, and application sharing, both parties need: Microsoft .NET Passport account and Internet access For voice and video conferencing, both parties also need: 33.6 Kbps or higher-speed modem, or a network connection Microphone and sound card with speakers or headset For video conferencing, both parties also need: Video conferencing camera Windows XP For application sharing, both parties also need: 33.6 Kbps or higher-speed modem, or a network connection Windows XP For remote assistance: Both parties must be running Windows XP and be connected by a network For sound: Sound card and speakers or headphones For DVD video playback: DVD drive and DVD decoder card or DVD decoder software 8 MB of video RAM For Windows Movie Maker: Video capture feature requires appropriate digital or analog video capture device 400 MHz or higher processor for digital video camera capture * Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install. ** Additional available hard disk space may be required if you are installing over a network.
Required Processor Class: Intel Pentium Processor
Required Processor Speed: 233 MHz
Required Memory: 64 MB
Required Disk Space: 1.5 GB
Recommended System Requirements
Recommended Processor Class: Intel Pentium II Processor
Recommended Processor Speed: 300 MHz
Recommended Memory: 128 MB
URL: Manufacturer Link
License Pricing: OEM
Language Support: English
Software Name: Windows XP Home Edition With Service Pack 2
Upgrade Information: Not Applicable
Brand Name: Microsoft
Front Camera: Microsoft
Product Reviews (8)
Windows XP home
Strengths: loads fine..key number is valid..no operational problems
Weakness: none detected
The product works well, however, advertising does not indicate it is for sale with a new PC nor does it indicate it is for the African/middle eastern market. This would be a problem possibly for someone purchasing it for use inside the USA.
By Iroc - Apr 15, 2007
Windows XP Home SP2
Strengths: Windows XP Home SP2 has some improvements over the earlier version and is the version most of us should use. There are more supported devices and the addition of a security center.
Weakness: Security is still a constant problem.
SP2 has numerous small improvements over the earlier version. In particular the Security Center and the fact that this version supports more hardware devices. The Security Center is especially good for neophytes, as it makes you pay attention to a Firewall, Anti-virus programs and Spyware programs.
By bartkoslow1 - Sep 24, 2006
I purchased this OEM version of...
Strengths: Works on the Intel Macs
Weakness: Windows XP that attracts spyware and viruses
I purchased this OEM version of Windows XP Home because previous reviewer had mentioned that he was able to install it on his Intel Mac. Sure enough, I was able to install it on my son's Macbook. Now he has the best of both world.
By umterp88 - Oct 9, 2006
Windows XP Home OEM
Strengths: Cheap though windows has no strengths
Weakness: Still bloody expensive for a 5 year old piece of software
This is the ONLY way to buy a software license of windows. $199 for the full retail version? I think not. Unless you're using windows to play games that don't exist on a mac, you should be using a mac. Get a real OS.
By matrixstylemac - Sep 14, 2006
Success w/OEM Windows XP install
Strengths: exactly as described; no surprises
Working off a very limited budget, I was thrilled to find the latest OEM Windows XP with SP2 updates in a legit version. As anyone knows, software is pricey, and often the greatest expense in maintaining or upgrading a computer. I needed to set up a 17 month old Intel based Imac via Boot Camp, so that school work could be done w/Windows software as the school no longer accepted Mac OS based work....
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Working off a very limited budget, I was thrilled to find the latest OEM Windows XP with SP2 updates in a legit version. As anyone knows, software is pricey, and often the greatest expense in maintaining or upgrading a computer. I needed to set up a 17 month old Intel based Imac via Boot Camp, so that school work could be done w/Windows software as the school no longer accepted Mac OS based work. I wanted a legit version, and could not afford $160-$260 versions.
This product made that possible. Couldn't be happier. It runs as any other OS I've seen in WIndows. That's all it needs to do.
By anonymous; - Sep 18, 2007