Mike's Windows XP info

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Disabling Delivery of XP SP2 Time is running out!

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/sp2aumng.mspx

UPDATE: Please note that the mechanism to temporarily disable delivery of Windows XP SP2 is only available for a period of 240 days (8 months) from August 16, 2004. At the end of this period (after April 12, 2005), Windows XP SP2 will be delivered to all Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1 systems.

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) contains major security improvements designed to provide better protection against hackers, viruses, and worms. Windows XP SP2 also improves the manageability of the security features in Windows XP and provides more and better information to help users make decisions that may potentially affect their security and privacy. Because of these significant improvements, Microsoft views Windows XP SP2 as an essential security update and is therefore distributing it as a “critical update” via Windows Update (WU) and the Automatic Updates (AU) delivery mechanism in Windows. Microsoft strongly urges customers with Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1-based systems to update to Windows XP SP2 as soon as possible.


Can I Upgrade;
You will want to run the XP compatability test.
It will advise you which hardware and software my need upgrading.
Microsoft has a site dedicated to checking your computer for compatability;
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/upgrading/default.asp
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Here are there recomendations;
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/upgrading/sysreqs.asp
Windows XP Home Edition System Requirements

Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Home Edition
PC with 300 megahertz (MHz) or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233-MHz minimum required;*
Intel Pentium/Celeron family, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)
1.5 gigabyte (GB) of available hard disk space.*
Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor
CD-ROM or DVD drive
Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
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Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade Center
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/upgrading/default.asp
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Home User Downloads
http://www.microsoft.com/directx/homeuser/downloads/default.asp

* Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install. Additional available hard-disk space may be required if you are installing over a network.
++ There is more on the web site.
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Microsoft Sites
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/administration/management/mltiboot.asp
Multibooting with Windows 2000 and Windows XP


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XP Tweaking links;
http://www.tweaktown.com/document.php?dType=guide&dId=120
http://www.tweakxp.com/tweakxp/

http://www.windows-help.net/WindowsXP/
http://www.thetechguide.com/downloads.html
http://hjem.sol.no/pedersen.no/
http://www.jsiinc.com/
http://winxpworld.com/
http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
http://lists.gpick.com/pages.asp?page=Windows_XP&SID=E84418892860413

Thems;
http://www.themexp.org/
http://www.topthemes.com/products4.htm

WINDOWS SHUTDOWN & RESTART CENTER SHORTCUTS TO SHUTDOWN &
RESTART WINDOWS 9x & XP Last updated January 28, 2002
http://www.aumha.org/a/shtrstrt.htm
http://www.budja.com/shutdown/
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You may also need to upgrade your Anti Virus program, and Firewall.

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