What is Windows XP?
The windows operating system started with the introduction of
Windows OS and Windows for work group for networking. Since
then it has come a long way and Windows 95, 98 and 2000 family
of operating systems were introduced. It provided the computer
user with the most integrated and easy to use operating system
with all the facilities in built. Windows XP has more features to provide the user with greater stability, security and enhanced performance.
Note: Windows XP is available in Home and Professional editions.
The Windows Engine
• Windows XP is built on the code base of Windows 2000 and Windows NT that feature a
32-bit computing architecture and a fully protected memory model. Enhancements added to
Windows XP include improved document recovery, improved application and hardware
compatibility, system memory protection, and system stability.
Windows XP System Requirements
To use Windows XP Professional, your system must have:
• 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed (minimum 233 megahertz).
• 128 megabytes RAM or higher (minimum 64 megabytes).
• 1.5 gigabytes available hard disk space.
• Super VGA (800x600) or higher resolution video adaptor and monitor.
• CD-ROM or DVD Drive.
Note: To use certain features in Windows XP, your system will require additional