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An Introduction of Windows XP - Stable, Fast & Usable OS

Windows XP is one of the best windows version released on October 25, 2001 with many user friendly features. On account of its user friendly and easy to use Windows XP is the most running Windows Operating system in the world till April 8, 2014. We are going to discuss about the top features of Windows XP, its versions and problems.

Overview of Windows XP

Windows XP is the longest running operating system of Microsoft from 2001 to 2014 due to its performance, ease of use, improved hardware support, expended multimedia capabilities.

Versions of Windows XP

Windows XP was released in different versions are given below:

  • Windows XP Starter
  • Windows XP Home
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Windows XP 64-bit Edition

Important Features of Windows XP Operating System

User Interface: Windows XP was introduced with a new visual appearance with an increased use of alpha compositing effects, drop shadows and visual styles which make it easy in use.


Remote Desktop: One of the coolest feature where user can access another PC on their PC remotely.

remote desktop

Internet Connection with Firewall: According to Microsoft this feature enables a protective boundary between Network and the outside world.

Device Drivers Rollback: If any driver is not working properly after the update of that device, this feature enables to roll back on the previous version of driver by uninstalling the update.

Built-in CD burner: This feature provides the facility to burn directly from Windows explorer, there is no more need of CD burning software.

Issues with Windows XP

Windows XP has many features but after the end of Microsoft's support users are facing many issues such as data loss, OS crashes, BSOD error and virus infection. In this situation system get unexpected shutdown or hard disk failure. Due to these issues files get affected and sometimes get corrupted or deleted automatically by system. You need to restore them from the backup but if there is no backup the user can go for Windows XP File Recovery Software.