Excerpt: I bought this upgrade specifically to use remote desktop -- however it does not work. There are many reports on the web re. Remote desktop black/blank screen no login dialog box. I have used remote desktop on other machines & connections without problem but there is clearly a problem with many connections using the version in WindowsXP sp2. Microsoft has not acknowledged the problem, produced a KB article or a fix for this yet.
Excerpt: This maybe the most reliable version of windows ever made, but it certainly doesnt show it when it comes to chess programs. I notice even when you scroll the mouse accross the menu bar in various chess programs, the program crashes, even in chessmaster 8000. not even the latest patch could resolve the problem, reducing it to an anoying slab that stayed stuck in the screen preventing from any progress.
weak operating system and good luck obtaining tech support--it ain't cheap
1 November 2006
Excerpt: Hi, I just got a new laptop running Windows XP Professional and let me tell you, I am very frustrated! I had it for 2 weeks now and I can hardly use it. The system is constantly crashing for no reason giving a different error each time. I am no computer wiz so i have no idea what the error messages mean. I searched the internet to find out that many people had the exact same problem.
Summary: The majority of computer users can go on using this insecure, unstable, and bloated product. Also, why pay ~$300 for an OS when you can download one for free? I have been using Redhat linux for years, now, with no complaints. I tried installing XP on another partition on my 1Ghz, 500M RAM Sony Vaio only to take it off again. It was dog slow and, quite frankly, insulting. Another review called it a Fischer-Price toy. How true!
Summary: Do not buy this OS. If you use Windows stick with 98, 2000, or ME. XP may look flashy and stable on the outside, but believe me it is not compatibe with 1/3 of my nearly new hardware(it all works in 2000 and ME). It even crashed repeatedly when I installed a brand new harddrive. My new scanner wouldn't work, ever, and my printer was finiky, my graphics card(an Nvidia GeForce 2) performed much slower; all after a fresh install.
Summary: ===Inhalt=== 1. Vorwort 2. Systemvoraussetzung 3. Installation des Betriebssystems 4. Meine Erfahrungen mit der 64bit Version 5. Fazit ===1. Vorwort=== Beim durch Stöbern von einem Haufen alter CDs ist mir ein längst vergessenes Betriebssystem aufgefallen. Dieses Betriebssystem war/ist von Microsoft und nennt sich Windows XP Professional x64 Edition und ist die 64bit Variante von Windows XP Pro. Hier nun ein kurzer Erfahrungsbericht.