1.5 gigabyte (GB) of available hard disk space.*Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor CD-ROM or DVD driveKeyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device[Top]
XP Design Goals
Below, are the design goals for Windows XP Operating System.Richer communications. Real-time voice, video and application-sharing will enable people tocommunicate more effectively.Enhanced mobility. Mobile users' ability to access their information any time, anywhere will befurther improved.Improved help and support. Users will be able to easily connect to people and resources for helpwhenever they need it.Simple digital photos and video. Windows XP will make it easy to create, organize and sharedigital memories.Exciting music and entertainment. Windows XP will deliver the best experience for thediscovery, download, personalization and playback of high-quality audio and video content.Enabling of the "connected home." Windows XP will give people an easy way to shareinformation, devices and Internet connections within the home.[Top]Program Compatibility IssuesWith any new system, there will be compatibility issues that will arise. Windows XP is designedto run most programs that run on Windows 95/98/ME and NT. However, XP may havecompatibility issues with DOS programs.[Top]
Both Home and Professional can be upgraded from Windows 98, Windows 98SE, and WindowsME. Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP Home can all be upgraded to WindowsXP Professional. Windows 95 is not a supported upgrade path from either version.[Top]
Secure Attention Sequence Title
To change the title of the Secure Attention Sequence (SAS = Ctrl+Alt+Delete), perform thefollowing steps:Start the registry editor (regedit.exe). Navigate toHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.From the Edit menu, select New> String value.Enter a name of Welcome, and press Enter.Double-click the new value, add the text you want to display after Windows Security (e.g., for 5Star Support), and click OK.Close the registry editor.Press the SAS sequence to see the new dialog box title.[Top]
Microsoft has replaced tlist.exe with tasklist.exe in XP. Tlist.exe lets you list all the processesrunning on your machine and the associated task name and memory usage. Tasklist.exe replicatesall the functionality of the original utility. For information about tasklist.exe, type the following atthe XP command prompt: tasklist /?