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System requirements for Windows XP operating systems
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This article was previously published under Q314865
For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see 304297
This article contains information about the minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional.
These are the minimum requirements for basic functionality. Actual requirements vary, depending on the system configuration and the programs and features that you choose to install. If you are installing Windows XP over a network, you may need additional available hard-disk space.
The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Home Edition are:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/evaluation/sysreqs.mspxFor more information about Windows XP Home Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosing2.mspxThe minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Professional include:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/sysreqs.mspxFor more information about Windows XP Professional, visit the following Microsoft Web site: