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Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
4.4 out of 10

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Overall 2
2.0

I received a bad CD,couldn't install

Teresa G., Newegg
20 January 2011
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: I waited too long to try to install on my laptop that I put in a new HDD.
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2.0

Compatability Issues

John D., Newegg
6 February 2010
  • Pros: Works fast when you have compatabile programs
  • Cons: Dindn't know I was going to need to replace so much hardward and software. Cost of this is becoming way to much and I'm going back to the tried and proven XP!
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2.0

User Review

Stephen R., Newegg
14 July 2009
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: I was unable to use this product. It was purchased to support a work around. The installer is incapable of recognizing Intel AHCI disk drivers. Intel do provide 32 bit and 64 bit drivers which could be installed via the F6 option. However, Intel's documentation was contradictory on whether I shou...
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2.0

User Review

Mr. D., Newegg
8 June 2009
  • Pros: Program is but the cons over ride.
  • Cons: Do not buy this product. Microsoft will not warrenty this product due to Windows vista. XP was given 7 years and now you must pay $70 for tech support.
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2.0

No GO via 8237 (kt880) RAID

Fernando H., Newegg
1 June 2009
  • Summary: Get SP2 version unless u enjoy headaches and wasting money
  • Pros: none To make things clear..... I've tried to install this disc on the system that had SP2 working on it for 4-5 years.... I even zero-overwrote both disks to ensure bug-free env.
  • Cons: never seen such thing...after loading RAID drivers (from floppy) system just hanged at "Starting Windows" Microsoft is bunch a geeks that "keep fixing things until they're completely broken"
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Overall 2
2.0

A terrible os

Anonymous, Newegg
11 August 2008
  • Summary: Nothing reliable and usable about this operating system.
  • Pros: It works sometimes
  • Cons: As the title says, a terrible Operating System. It crashes and locks up all the time, even on 1GB ram. Its rather large on the hard drive. Looks terrible. Poor security and reliability. It also is very ugly. I only bought this to run some apps alongside my 3 Linux installations, but forget it, im...
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Overall 2
2.0

Order the one with service pack 2

Steve F., Newegg
3 August 2008
  • Summary: Microsoft will only assist XP users who have service pack 2. I had to order a disc from them with service pack 2 only (had to pay shipping only) before they will assist. They wouldn't let me download it and burn to a CD. Seems like nothing but red tape for the sake of red tape.
  • Pros: Works OK if no problems. My issues were most likely hardware issues. An internal USB card reader caused problems.
  • Cons: Original install in new PC went bad. Product key accepted so no problem there but install froze afterwards unfinished. Attempted to install in same PC again with same hardware. Product key would not be accepted this time.
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Overall 2
2.0

Came without COA label

Peter B., Newegg
24 July 2008
  • Pros: Colorful CD
  • Cons: Complete waste of time & money... this software doesn't load because it didn't come with a Microsoft COA label attached.
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2.0

free upgrade? to vista

Anonymous, Newegg
30 January 2007
  • Summary: ms can keep the down grade. i believe vista home basic comes with fewer features and uglier ui than xp home.
  • Pros: xp home! without restrictive licensing of oem.
  • Cons: free upgrade to *chokes* vista home basic??????? i'll keep my xp home thanks. xp pro nets you vita buisness. at least you get aero w/ that.
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2.0

Got Bad Copy

Anonymous, Newegg
1 May 2006
  • Summary: Tried to reinstall over initial install without luck. Disk repair function unable to correct bad install. Never has an OEM XP Home OS acted this way after numerous other builds in the past. Had to RMA.
  • Pros: Inexpensive. Used OEM's on past 6x builds with no problems.
  • Cons: No SP2 sticker on CD envelope (unlike previous issues to me) .Got a bad disk this go round and got only partial install lacking network support, installer launchers and various drivers. Slipstreaming SP2 to disc may correct the problem but fancy filing and pathways requires a bit of know-how.
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