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Windows XP Professional SP3 is a personal computer operating system that was produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Windows XP was a major advance from the MS-DOS based versions of Windows in security, stability and efficiency due to its use of Windows NT underpinnings. It introduced a significantly redesigned graphical user interface and was the first version of Windows to use product activation in an effort to reduce its copyright infringement.
Upon its release, Windows XP received generally positive reviews, with critics noting increased performance (especially in comparison to Windows ME), a more intuitive user interface, improved hardware support, and its expanded multimedia capabilities. Despite some initial concerns over the new licensing model and product activation system, Windows XP eventually proved to be popular and widely used.
Key Features of Windows XP:
DirectX 8.1 upgradeable to DirectX 9.0c
Windows Explorer including task panes
Improved sorting and grouping, searching by document categories
Built-in CD burning, AutoPlay options
Simple File Sharing
Improved imaging features such as Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Kernel enhancements and power management improvements
Faster start-up, (due to improved Prefetch functions) logon, logoff, hibernation and application launch sequences
Support USB 2.0, FireWire 800
Fast user switching
The ClearType font rendering mechanism, which is designed to improve text readability on liquid-crystal display (LCD)
Improved media features in Windows Media format runtime, Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker
International support such as more locales, languages and scripts, MUI support in Terminal Services
Improved application compatibility and shims compared to Windows 2000
Native support for ZIP files (compressed folders)
Windows XP remained popular even after the release of newer versions, particularly due to the poorly received release of its successor Windows Vista. Vista’s 2009 successor, Windows 7, only overtook XP in total market share at the end of 2011. Extended support for Windows XP ended on April 8, 2014, after which the operating system ceased receiving further support or security updates to most users.