Windows Xp Tip's And Track's
Windows XP is an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops and media centers. First released to computer manufacturers on August 24, 2001.
The two most commonly used versions are:
Home Edition, intended to succeed the Windows 95, 98, and Me family.
Professional Edition, intended to succeed the Windows NT and 2000 family.
Windows XP is heavily based on the Windows NT and 2000 core. In technical terms, Windows XP uses the NT conventions of protected memory, which prevents system crashes by running programs in their own separate RAM locations.
This allows the operating system to keep an unstable program from crashing a perfectly functioning application running alongside it, or crashing Windows itself. Windows 95/98/Me and earlier had no equivalent memory scheme, which resulted in the whole computer being at the mercy of the least stable program running.