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Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade with Service Pack 2

by Microsoft Software
Windows 2000 / XP / XP Home Edition / Me / 98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
Price: £89.95
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  • Digital Photos - record life's memories by easily acquiring, organising and sharing digital photos
  • Video - everything you need to create, share and enjoy videos on your computer
  • Instant messaging voice, and voice conversations
  • Music - all-in-one place for the discovery, download, storage and playback of the highest quality digital music
  • Personal entertainment system for great gaming and high quality DVD videos
  • Easily connect and share the computers and devices in your home
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / XP / XP Home Edition / Me / 98
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 222 g
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  • ASIN: B00061H57Y
  • Release Date: 11 Aug. 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,867 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

This version includes Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), the new update for Windows XP, focuses on security improvements to help you protect your PC. It's free to install and it's packed with features to improve your browsing, security and media experience.

Manufacturer's Description

Unlock the full possibilities of your personal computer. If you've always imagined you could do more with your computer, your vision is about to become reality. From digital photos, music and video to building a home network, Windowsxp Home Edition brings you into the digital age with ease.

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82 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great service from Amazon, not a bad purchase 19 May 2006
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I have just installed an XP upgrade. It is very easy although it takes nearly two hours to complete. It was my very first upgrade hence I am not certain if it is quick or not exactly so.

Word of warning though for those who upgrade from Windows Me. I have discovered that it is much easier to reload my computer and start reloading the rest of the software afresh than just to install the upgrade. Although the upgrade worked as such I needed to update most of the drivers for my printer, broadband connection etc. Reload seemed to be an easier option in the long run.

There was one more glitch in the system. After the upgrade my computer refused to switch itself off automatically. I contacted Microsoft UK and a solution was offered (Control Panel, Power Option, APM, enable APM support). They diagnosed the problem and offered a solution really quickly. Great customer service.

As to the Amazon' service: I placed an order, I was kept informed about the progress, they delivered on the day indicated. Judging by my past experiences it is pretty much standard. I would highly recommend them as well.
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122 of 127 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars XP Home 4 Feb. 2006
By A Customer
I have been running Windows 98 2nd edition for 5 years, and have been on broadband for 2 years. My PC was constantly hanging up crashing and having all sorts of problems.
Feeling brave and not having enough money for a new PC at the moment I decided to upgrade to Windows XP Home. After Slotting in the CD and running the upgrade took a couple of hours in all on my old Dell 500Mhz PC. There were no problems and I was up and running again with great new features. My faithfull old dog (PC) has learn't some new tricks and so far after 2 weeks is running nice and smoothly.
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82 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The one to buy 1 Mar. 2005
By A Customer
The previous reviewer has written an excellent review ands theres little point in repeating what he's already stated.
But having read his comments and being a long - standing user of Windows 98, ME, 2000 and now XP I know these various operating systems well and I feel I have to make the following corrections to what the previous reviewer has mentioned:
XP is MUCH more stable than Windows 2000. XP contains a System Restore function - if something causes a serious error you can roll back to a previous stable configuration - very useful indeed. 2000 doesn't have this and this more than anything else makes it much less stable. In addition XP includes a compatibility mode for old DOS based software, especially games, that used to run on Windows 9x/ME and that Windows 2000 does not have - most simply will not work with 2000 but can be got to work with XP. It's not perfect but it's very good, probably around 80%. XP will boot up and shut down MUCH faster than 2000 - this might not sound like much but if you have a lot of software installed 2000 will take many minutes whilst XP will take mere seconds - if you use a computer a lot the delay becomes very frustrating.
XP is the most rock-steady OS there is and is by far Microsoft's best effort to date. If you're used to Win9x/ME you won't believe how much better this OS is. I had occasion to use Windows 98 again recently and I couldn't believe just how much trouble it was what with it's perpetual freezing and crashing and the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. I've become very spoilt using XP indeed. It copes effortlessly with large partitions and large amounts of software while Windows 98 will not.
BUT you do need to make sure your hardware will cope with it.
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86 of 92 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Based on the rock-solid Windows 2000. 4 Dec. 2004
Windows XP Home Edition is another step for Microsoft. Based on Windows 2000 with more features and a new look it really is good, NT operating-system, not DOS.
Installion is quite straight forward, just follow what it tells you to do and choose where you want to install it. After the installation you will have to activate Windows by the key that came with the CD. If you do not activate you will be able to use all the features for 30 days then all users will be locked-out except the Administrator who will only be albe to activate it. You will need an internet connection to do this. Also after the installation you will have the choice of registering the product with Microsoft for full techinical-support.
Networking is better than in previous versions of Windows, especially DOS. You can make different workgroups and access all other computer files unless restricted or password-protected. Icons at the bottom bar will appear showing all your networks and what speeds they are running at, it will also show you internet connectivity.
Service Pack 2 gives you lots more security features. Windows will now have a built in Firewall, Windows will be able to monitor your anti-virus software for you if you have any and if it is a Microsoft-approved type. You will also have the feature of automatic-updates which will download the updates automatically and/or ask you if you want them to be installed. Quite a good-feature, just runs in the background whilst your doing something on your computer, the only problem is suddenly, if it is a crucial update, it will want you to restart your computer and will keep asking you.
The new-look is very different to all previous versions of Windows, modern. You will no longer have the classic look, but you can if you choose on your login.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent
Published 3 months ago by toni
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fully installed and working well.
Published 4 months ago by Trevor M Hardwick
5.0 out of 5 stars Much Needed
I must say that this item was much needed as my original laptop did not have a recovery disc and was running on Windows XP with Service Pack 2, it didn't even allow me to make a... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Philippakristiana Grimsley
5.0 out of 5 stars XP Home edition
This was totally satisfactory. ( It was a very long time ago, can't for the life of me remember how long.)
Published on 11 April 2013 by J F Wells
5.0 out of 5 stars Replaced my win98
Good price! First installation i used the full instalation option and deleted win 98. Not a good idea ! Read more
Published on 23 Feb. 2013 by CAPPER0208
4.0 out of 5 stars Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
Although my Computer uses Windows XP Home Edition Sevice Pack 3 I had hoped that I could use this disc to restore my Printer Settings but as thay were deleted by the company that... Read more
Published on 10 Jan. 2012 by James Munro
4.0 out of 5 stars WinXP home upgrade review
The package in which contained the software was in very good condition and the package arrived promptly. Read more
Published on 18 May 2010 by Antoine C. Mariucci
1.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for upgrading from Windows 2000
I had hoped to upgrade from Windows 2000 as this is no longer supported by Microsoft and although Amazon's product description includes W2000 the box does not mention this and it... Read more
Published on 13 April 2009 by Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy XP
Very easy to install, no problem at all...

Upgrading to Window XP was the best decision i made for my old computer :)

Highly recommended
Published on 16 Mar. 2009 by TURKISH HOLIDAYS
4.0 out of 5 stars better then vista
i hate to admit it being a geek, but in my time using computers, xp is a much better piece of kit. xp may be slower (only slightly) but isnt as demanding on your hardware. Read more
Published on 11 Nov. 2007 by Jasper
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