Windows 2000 was one of the most important milestones in operating system availability and reliability. It was popular because of its 32 bit computing architecture. It even had a completely protected memory model. With Windows XP Professional, Microsoft attempted to build on the same foundation by adding numerous features and improvements, including better hardware and application compatibility, system restore, DLL support and even device driver rollback.

In recent years, Windows XP Professional offers numerous benefits to system administrators and home users. Some of these benefits included easier and faster problem resolution, fewer critical problems and reliable personal computing. Windows XP Professionals offers a more productive experience to users.

System Requirements to Run Windows XP Professional

  • PC with 300 MHz or higher processor speed. 233 MHz minimum processor speed required (Dual or Single processor system), Intel Celeron / Pentium family or AMD / Athlon / K6 / Duron family or other compatible processor
  • 128 MB RAm of higher, 64 MB minimum RAM required. However, 64 MB RAM may limit the computer's performance and some important features
  • 1.5 GB available hard disk space for better functioning
  • Super VGA of higher resolution video monitor and adapter (800 x 600 minimum requirement)
  • DVD drive or CD-ROM
  • Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
  • Keyboard

The actual requirements of running Windows XP Professional on your system will depend on the basic configuration of your computer. It will also depend on other features you choose to install on your computer. Your computer may also require some extra available hard disk space. This may be required when you install Windows XP Professional over a network.

Windows XP Professional offers numerous features. These features are not available on any other operating system or platform. This operating system not only offers features from previous platforms, but also takes a futuristic approach towards computing. It laid the foundation for other Windows operating systems like Windows Vista and Windows 7. An enhanced user experience has always been the highlight of this operating system.