Every Windows Update Is Integrated All The Way Up Too December 2010.
YOU "DO NOT" NEED A PRODUCT KEY!!
If You Already Have Windows XP,
You Have The Choice Too Do A Upgrade Type Windows Installation.
You Have The Choice Too Do A Clean Type Windows Installation.
I've Included The Activation Program (Steps 1-3)
I've Also Included Alot Of Helpfull Information As Well.
Windows XP is an operating system that was produced by Microsoft for use
on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops,
and media centers. It was first released in August 2001, and is the most
popular version of Windows, based on installed user base. The name "XP"
is short for "eXPerience." Windows XP was the successor to both Windows 2000 and Windows Me, and
was the first consumer-oriented operating system produced by Microsoft
to be built on the Windows NT kernel and architecture. Windows XP was
released for retail sale on October 25, 2001, and over 400 million
copies were in use in January 2006, according to an estimate in that
month by an IDC analyst. It was succeeded by Windows Vista, which was
released to volume license customers on November 8, 2006, and worldwide
to the general public on January 30, 2007. Direct OEM and retail sales
of Windows XP ceased on June 30, 2008. Microsoft continued to sell
Windows XP through their System Builders (smaller OEMs who sell
assembled computers) program until January 31, 2009. XP may continue to
be available as these sources run through their inventory or by
purchasing Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Pro, Windows Vista Ultimate or
Windows Vista Business, and then downgrading to Windows XP.
The most common editions of the operating system were Windows XP Home
Edition, which was targeted at home users, and Windows XP Professional,
which offered additional features such as support for Windows Server
domains and two physical processors, and was targeted at power users,
business and enterprise clients. Windows XP Media Center Edition has
additional multimedia features enhancing the ability to record and watch
TV shows, view DVD movies, and listen to music. Windows XP Tablet PC
Edition was designed to run stylus applications built using the Tablet
Windows XP was eventually released for two additional architectures,
Windows XP 64-bit Edition for IA-64 (Itanium) processors and Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition for x86-64. There is also Windows XP Embedded, a
component version of the Windows XP Professional, and editions for
specific markets such as Windows XP Starter Edition. By mid 2009, a
manufacturer revealed the first Windows XP powered cellular telephone.
The NT-based versions of Windows, which are programmed in C, C++, and
assembly, are known for their improved stability and efficiency over the
9x versions of Microsoft Windows. Windows XP presented a significantly
redesigned graphical user interface, a change Microsoft promoted as more
user-friendly than previous versions of Windows. A new software
management facility called Side-by-Side Assembly was introduced to
ameliorate the "DLL hell" that plagues 9x versions of Windows. It is
also the first version of Windows to use product activation to combat
illegal copying. Windows XP had also been criticized by some users for
security vulnerabilities, tight integration of applications such as
Internet Explorer 6 and Windows Media Player, and for aspects of its
default user interface. Later versions with Service Pack 2, Service Pack
3, and Internet Explorer 8 addressed some of these concerns.
The two major editions are Windows XP Home Edition, designed for home
users, and Windows XP Professional, designed for business and
power-users. XP Professional contains advanced features that the average
home user would not use. However, these features are not necessarily
missing from XP Home. They are simply disabled, but are there and can
become functional. These releases were made available at retail outlets
that sell computer software, and were preinstalled on computers sold by
major computer manufacturers. As of mid-2008, both editions continue to
be sold. A third edition, called Windows XP Media Center Edition was
introduced in 2002 and was updated every year until 2006 to incorporate
new digital media, broadcast television and Media Center Extender
capabilities. Unlike the Home and Professional edition, it was never
made available for retail purchase, and was typically either sold
through OEM channels, or was preinstalled on computers that were
typically marketed as "media center PCs". Two different 64-bit editions were made available, one designed
specifically for Itanium-based workstations, which was introduced in
2001 around the same time as the Home and Professional editions, but was
discontinued a few years later when vendors of Itanium hardware stopped
selling workstation-class machines due to low sales. The other, called
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, supports the x86-64 extension.
x86-64 was implemented first by AMD as "AMD64", found in AMD's Opteron
and Athlon 64 chips, and later implemented by Intel as "Intel 64"
(formerly known as IA-32e and EM64T), found in Intel's Pentium 4 and
later chips. Windows XP Tablet PC Edition was produced for a class of specially
designed notebook/laptop computers called tablet PCs. It is compatible
with a pen-sensitive screen, supporting handwritten notes and
portrait-oriented screens. Microsoft also released Windows XP Embedded, an edition for specific
consumer electronics, set-top boxes, kiosks/ATMs, medical devices,
arcade video games, point-of-sale terminals, and Voice over Internet
Protocol (VoIP) components. In July 2006, Microsoft released Windows
Fundamentals for Legacy PCs, a thin client version of Windows XP
Embedded which targets older machines (as early as the original
Pentium). It is only available to Software Assurance customers. It is
intended for corporate customers who would like to upgrade to Windows XP
to take advantage of its security and management capabilities, but
can't afford to purchase new hardware.