OEM Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2, French
The Windows XP Home Edition operating system offers a number of new features that help you work smarter and connect faster to the Internet and with others. And the rock-solid dependability of Windows XP lets you work and play with more confidence than ever.
Built on new Windows engine
With Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft has merged the best features of its consumer operating systems with the power, security, and reliability of the Windows 2000 engine to create a new friendlier, more dependable operating system.
Windows File Protection
Prevents you or your applications from accidentally changing the core operating system files. This helps protect your system proactively and automatically.
Protected Kernel Mode Architecture
Your applications do not have access to the software code kernel upon which your operating system is based. This greatly improves the reliability of your system.
Errant applications will not cause your computer to crash. Each application is in a completely separate, protected memory space.
These provide you with a mechanism for multiple versions of individual Windows components to run "side by side." Now you won't have to worry that your applications will conflict with each other and cause application instability.
Analyzes hundreds of different system metrics, including memory, disk and network throughput for you.
Provides you with useful computer performance and allows you to terminate inactive programs. You can also opt for a reporting mechanism that best suits your specific requirements.
Enhanced battery life
Enables you to improve the battery life of your mobile computer by conserving display power in two ways:
Lid Power. When the lid of a mobile computer is closed, the display is powered off.
LCD Dimming. When a mobile computer is running on battery power, the display is dimmed. Upon reconnection to AC power, the original brightness is restored.
Internet Connection Firewall
The Internet Connection Firewall helps guard your computer from intrusion when you are connected to the Internet. Now you can rest assured that Windows XP Home Edition is working to protect you from unwanted attacks over the Internet.
Credential Manager is a secured store for password information. This feature allows you to input user name and passwords for various network resources and applications (such as e-mail) once, and then have the system automatically supply that information for subsequent visits to those resources without your intervention.
Easy Setup Wizard
An easy to understand tutorial walks you through the installation process for the operating system, prompting you when necessary to enter information that will customize your PC.
Provides you with different application and device compatibility updates, some driver updates, and emergency fixes for setup or security issues at operating system Setup to help you keep your operating system current and functioning smoothly.
Personalized Welcome Screen
The welcome screen can be personalized to allow you to share the same computer with your friends and family. Each individual can create his or her own unique account. These accounts are easily created during Setup or from the Control Panel. By default the accounts are not password protected but you have the option to set a password on your specific account if you desire.
Fast User Switching
This allows you and your family or friends the ability to share a single computer without having to close each other's applications each time you need to access your own account.
Organizes your programs. It is the primary way to access files, folders, and programs on your computer.
NEW: Windows XP Home Edition offers an enhanced Start menu. Access to important and frequently used tasks and applications is made easier with a Frequently Used Programs list and prominent positioning of your most critical folders.
Allows you to view your Windows options as associated with your current task. For example, if you are creating a Microsoft Word document, a dynamic menu appears that lists the appropriate tasks such as cut, paste, and copy for the Word document.
The different files that you have open group according to the type of application they are—keeping your taskbar clean and organized.
Desktop Clean Up Wizard
The Desktop Clean Up Wizard periodically checks your desktop and gives you the opportunity to move your unused shortcuts.
A search companion identifies what kind of help you need and retrieves search information relevant to the task at hand.
You can quickly find what you need by grouping files and folders and using enhanced thumbnail views and organization that makes sense to you. You can view files in alphabetical groups, by file type, size, or date modified.
Indexed File System
Provides you with the capability of indexing the contents of the file system; this allows you to locate files easily and quickly based on a file name or search string.
Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
Enables the convenient transfer of files, documents, and settings from one computer to another. The wizard walks you through migrating files, documents, or settings from an old computer to a new one.
The System Restore feature of Windows XP Home Edition enables you to restore a PC, in the event of a problem, to a previous state without losing personal data files. System Restore actively monitors system file changes to record or store previous versions before the changes occurred. With System Restore, you never have to think about taking system snapshots as it automatically creates easily identifiable restore points, which allow you to restore the system to a previous point in time.
You can enable an application to run within a compatibility mode that helps mimic older versions of Windows using the built-in compatibility technology.
DualView allows two monitors to host the Windows desktop while being driven off of a single display adapter. In the case of laptop computers this could be the internal LCD display as well as an external monitor. For desktops there are a variety of high-end display adapters that will support this functionality.
Supports Microsoft ClearType®, a text display technology that gives you enhanced screen resolution, making it easier for you to read text on your computer screen.
Uninstall provides you with the ability to restore an upgrade to the previous Windows operating system you were using. This feature only applies if you are upgrading your computer from Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me). It provides you with the ability to uninstall at any point during Setup.
Microsoft OEM Windows XP Home Edition, 1.5 GB, 0.125 GB, French, SVGA-monitor CD/DVD-ROM Keyboard & Mouse, Intel Pentium 233 MHz, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft OEM Windows XP Home Edition. Minimum storage drive space: 1.5 GB, Minimum RAM: 0.125 GB. Language version: French. Minimum system requirements: SVGA-monitor CD/DVD-ROM Keyboard & Mouse, Minimum processor: Intel Pentium 233 MHz, Compatible operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition