Windows XP is an operating system that was launched in the year 2001 by the family of Microsoft though the development process had started back in the years of 1990s. The Windows XP came right after the Windows 2000 and Windows ME. The XP stands for the word eXPerience in Windows XP. Windows XP is the first consumer edition of Windows that was not based on MSDOS and upon its release it received critical acclaims. This Windows XP was made in two versions that were the Windows XP Professional and the Windows XP Home. The company focused more on mobility, such as technology. The official Windows XP release was then continued by the release of the Windows XP64-Bit v2002, Windows XP Media Center Edition, and Windows XP 64-Bit v2003. Support for the Microsoft Windows XP came to an end in the year 2014, and after that, the system ceased to receive support or security updates to most of its users. Support for games on Windows XP came to an end in the year 2019 and as of the year 2020 in October, 0.8% of Windows PCs run on Windows XP.
The Feature of Microsoft Windows XP
The best feature of the Microsoft Windows XP firstly was that it lasted long, and it was the longest living in the OS, whereas the Windows ME and the Windows 95 lasted only for six years and Windows 98 hardly for eight years.
The important features of the Microsoft Windows XP can be as follow:
CD Burner which is an inbuilt function and allows the user to drag files into the CD ROM drive.
Windows XP added a Clear Type function that renders the system built just to enhance the look and the display of the fonts.
Device Driver Rollback that gave the power to uninstall any driver updates and then use the previous version to the users.
Remote Desktop is considered to be the best feature as it helps many especially in the field of IT to do their works remotely even in critical situations.
Remote Assistance works with the Remote Desktop and helps the users and the corporate desks to handle the remote issue solving process.
Internet Connection Firewall is described as a security system which acts as a protecting boundary between the side world and the network according to the Microsoft documentation. This feature protects the system with the help of the filters to block the LAN, VPN, and even dial-up network traffic.
The Infrastructure of the Microsoft Windows XP:
Prefetching was used by Windows XP to improve the launch time of the startup and application. Windows XP introduced a copy protection system which was known as Windows Product Activation and the server counterpart which was the Windows Server 2003. The licenses must be tied to a special and unique ID which is generated from the information from the hardware of the computer. During the times that the windows don't get activated within 30 days after theprocess of installation, the OS will cease to function properly until it is activated again.
Networking and Internet Functionality:
Windows XP was originally clubbed with internet Explorer 6, Windows Messenger, MSN Explorer, and Outlook Express. New features such as Internet Connection Firewall, Internet Connection Sharing, NAT traversal APIs, network bridging, peer to peer networking, and roaming. Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop were added as well which allowed its users to access their files, printer, applications and connect to the computer that runs Windows XP from distance and across a network.Other features such as Offline Files, Folder Redirection, and Roaming User Profile were also made
Other attributes of the Microsoft Windows XP are:
DirectX 8.1 which is upgradeable to DirectX 9.0c.
Windows Explorer is a new feature that includes task panes, thumbnails, and the option to view the photos as a slideshow.
Side-by-side assemblies and the registration-free- COM.
Support of the hardware improvements like the FireWire 800.
Enables fast user switching.
Improvements to increase the reliability of the system such as System Restore, and Automated System Recovery.
Improvements such as the languages and scripts, MUI support, Input Method Editors, and the Support of the National Language.
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