Experience digital photography. Record life?s memories by easily acquiring, organizing, and sharing digital photos. The Windows XP "My Pictures" folder makes it a snap to organize, print, view, and share your photos. You can use the handy preview option to see your thumbnail images more quickly, or use the slideshow feature to show off full-screen versions of your pictures one at a time on your desktop.
Experience digital music. Discover, download, store, and play the highest-quality digital music.Windows Media Player for Windows XP makes it easier than ever to play, copy, and rip audio CDs, listen to Internet radio, and find great content from around the globe. Music is stored in the industry-leading Windows Media Audio 8 format (which can store twice as much CD-quality music as MP3 in the same amount of hard disk space) and is already supported by the most popular portable digital music players available.
Windows XP Home Edition gives you the freedom to experience more than you ever thought possible with your home computer and the Internet.
Experience digital video. Everything you need to create, share, and enjoy videos on your computer. Windows Movie Maker lets you discover your creativity by making movies with any digital video camera. With the right hardware, you can even digitize footage from an analog camcorder or your VCR. You can edit your videos, add music, narration, and even insert still photos or title slides. When you want to share the best clips with family or friends, simply post them to the Web or send them in e-mail.
Experience personal entertainment and gaming. A personal entertainment system for great gaming and high-quality DVD videos. Windows XP takes advantage of DirectX? 8, Microsoft?s full-featured, robust game-playing platform that enhances graphics and sound and gives you a wide range of choices for games. Windows XP is built on a new Windows engine that delivers all the power, security, and reliability of Windows 2000 with the best features of the friendly, game-ready consumer operating systems collectively known as Windows 9x.
Experience real-time communication. Communicate and share with your friends and family using instant messaging, voice, and video conversations. Windows XP with Windows Messenger lets you communicate with friends and family in real-time using text, audio, video, and other collaborative tools. You can make voice calls to your family's and friends' computers or phones, or send text messages to their cell phones and pagers. With a click, you can even start a video session to see who you?re talking with.
Experience the connected home. Easily connect and share the computers and devices in your home. Everyone in your household can have his or her own user account, personalized to reflect individual interests. Windows XP lets you quickly log on to your account from a shared computer or from any computer on the network. The Internet Connection Firewall built into Windows XP helps protect your computers when you?re connected to the Internet.
Experience help and support. Invite a friend or support professional to connect to your computer over the Internet and fix a problem or answer a question. The Remote Assistance tool lets you get hands-on help from others who also run Windows XP. The expert can be in the next room, or the next time zone. As long as you have an online connection, your helper can remotely take control of your computer. You can watch and chat in real time as he or she fixes your problem. Remote Assistance is secure because you give control only to a trusted individual, and you can take back control anytime.
Features Hardware - PC with 300 MHz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required. **
Memory - 128 MB of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features).
Hard Disk - 1.5 GB of available hard-disk space.**
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM ?CD-ROM or DVD drive
Input Device - Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.
Multimedia - 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.