This OEM software must be installed on a brand new or completely reformatted hard drive. It can not be used as an upgrade.
Contents of the Package:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Reinstallation CD (Dell version) works on all brands
of systems or custom built systems. The media is a reinstallation CD,
but it installs the complete program on any computer. It also includes a Unique Product Key with certificate of authenticity which
Microsoft, and a System Builder Manual.
This software is 100% genuine and will validate with Microsoft. The software
is new sealed OEM.
Windows XP Home Edition sets a new standard for performance and reliability.
If you demand the most from your operating system, this version of Windows
was designed for you. Find out about all the great features and what you can
do with them. Windows XP Home Edition gives you the freedom to experience more
than you ever thought possible with your computer and the Internet. This is
system home users have been waiting for—because it offers serious speed
and serious stability, so you can have serious fun.
Fast-User Switching - allows family or friends sharing a single computer to
access their own accounts without having to close each other's applications
New Simplified Visual Design - makes everything easier
because of a clean, simple design that exposes the most commonly used features.
Windows Media Player for Windows XP - brings all of the
most common digital media activities together in a single, easy-to-use place:
play DVDs, organize
music, burn CDs and more.
Windows Messenger - the easy way to communicate with anyone
in real time, users can choose text, voice, and video with excellent performance.
Windows Movie Maker - provides the ability to easily capture,
edit, organize, and share home movies by just plugging a digital camera into
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.
Internet Explorer 6 - includes many new and enhanced features
that simplify tasks, increase reliability, and help maintain the privacy
of personal information
on the Web.
Remote Assistance - allows users to have a peer or IT
Professional who is also running Windows XP remotely control their PC to
demonstrate a process
or help solve a problem.
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 without
losing personal data files. Network Setup Wizard - makes it easier than
ever to set up your own home network so multiple home PCs can share printers,
files, and Internet connections.
This Windows based product will install a full version of Windows XP on a Mac partition using Bootcamp, VmWare Fusion or Parallels. Please review the following link for system requirements and instructions:
XP SP1 & SP2 do not work on the 2010-11 Macbook Pro or Macbook Air, you must use SP3 which we also have available for sale on this website.
This product is OEM Software. OEM software cannot be used as an upgrade; any
previous or trial versions of the software must be uninstalled before installing
an OEM. The packaging is installation CD & Product Key/Serial Number, no box.
OEM Software does not come with installation support from the manufacturer.
Hard Drive Space*: 1.5 GB
Processor Type: Intel Pentium or Celeron;
or AMD® K6,
Athlon, or Duron
Processor Speed: 233 MHz (400 MHz for advanced features)
RAM: 64 MB (128
MB for advanced features)
Graphics: 800x600 SVGA screen resolution, 8 MB
Other: CD-ROM drive, internet access
Advanced: DVD drive and decoder, video
capture device, network connection
* Hard-disk usage will vary based on configuration; custom install
may use more or less disk space; additional hard-disk space may be required
if you are installing over a network
OEM "Original Equipment Manufacturer" Software is distributed to
companies like Dell, IBM & HP for installation on new machines. The main
difference is that OEM can not be used as an upgrade, any previous or trial
versions of the software must be uninstalled before installing an OEM. The
packaging is typically CD & License, no box. OEM Software does not come
with installation support from the manufacturer.
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XP is a worthwhile upgrade from 95/98 or Windows 2000. Unless you need corporate administration tools, XP Home Edition should suffice for most--even for small businesses. Cnet: http://reviews.cnet.com/windows/microsoft-windows-xp-home/4505-3672_7-6534881.html