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Microsoft Windows XP - Home Edition Upgrade

Microsoft Windows XP - Home Edition Upgrade
alaScore 90

2615 reviews

Jan, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2615 reviews of Microsoft Windows XP - Home Edition Upgrade. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Microsoft Windows XP - Home Edition Upgrade is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 500 user reviews of Microsoft Windows XP - Home Edition Upgrade from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on

69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Brian X. Chen (

Review: Microsoft Windows 7


Windows 7 has huge improvements over Vista. But can the restructured OS make up for Microsoft's past sins?

Aero whips up a more efficient and (dare we say it) fun UI experience. Smart memory management equates to snappier performance. Excellent hardware compatibility. Multimedia-savvy with good looks

Stupidly complicated array of upgrade choices are confusing. It’s still Windows (beware viruses and clunky behavior with unrecognized third-party software). Upg

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Michael Muchmore (

Microsoft Windows 7


The new streaming media functionality, together with Windows 7's new taskbar, Device Stage, HomeGroup networking, and XP Mode make this Windows far more than a service pack for Vista-though the two operating systems share much underlying plumbing. That...

Smaller disk and memory footprint. Faster installation, startup, shutdown. Stable. Less intrusive. Taskbar icons more flexible. New home networking capabilities, including media streaming. Working with external hardware is easier. Multitouch support....

Keeps the Registry and some other Windows baggage. Performance not a huge gain over Vista. A bit pricey for upgraders ; Watch our Windows 7 video review

Microsoft's new OS is a big improvement over Windows Vista, and because it's based on the same underlying kernel code there should be fewer compatibility headaches for those who make the switch. Add to that a retooled taskbar, simpler home networking,...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Seth Rosenblatt (

Microsoft Windows 7 review: Microsoft Windows 7


Microsoft Windows 7

Strong design and Microsoft don't always go together, but they do in Windows 7. Users might take a while to get used to the new taskbar and Aero Peek, but they're a pleasure to use.

Performance is still hit-or-miss in Windows 7. At the ripe age of seven, Windows XP still performs better in some categories.

Windows 7 is more than what Vista should have been, it's where Microsoft needed to go. How much damage Vista did and whether Windows 7 is enough for people to finally abandon Windows XP are questions that nobody has the answers to right now.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Dennis O'Reilly (

Microsoft Loads Works Suite With Useful Apps


The 2006 version of Microsoft's budget-friendly alternative to Office brings some hefty software--including Word 2002--into the mix.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Matt Lake (



Microsoft Windows XP SP2

New firewall; pop-up ad blocker for Internet Explorer; new Security Center makes managing security apps easier.

Created conflicts with our notebook's wireless connection; some security enhancements won't work with current Intel hardware; firewall lacks important features; download too large for dial-up users, and CDs will take weeks to arrive once they're...

We recommend installing Windows XP SP2 but only after Microsoft has had a few weeks to work out the kinks.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Matt Lake (

Microsoft Windows XP - Home Edition review: Microsoft Windows XP - Home Edition


Microsoft Windows XP - Home Edition

Streamlined interface; better performance on many systems; easier and more capable networking; integrated CD-R/RW playback and burn features; Pro version's Remote Assistance tool aids troubleshooting and control of remote PCs.

You can install XP on only one machine; piddling discounts for additional PC licenses; nags you to sign up for Passport Web account; Home Edition's multiple-user login screens are often redundant; heavy system requirements.

Despite its many annoyances, XP is a worthwhile upgrade. Unless you need corporate administration tools, XP Home Edition should suffice for most--even for small businesses. Enterprise customers, look to Professional Edition.

Oct, 2002

Expert review by : Ryan Smith and Gary Key (

Windows 7: Release Candidate 1 Preview


Apple's latest MacBook Pro breaks 8 hours in one of our battery life tests. The new MacBook Pro is the best Apple notebook I've ever tested.

There’s no other way to say this. If you care about battery life and portability at all, buy the new MacBook Pro. Go to the Apple store and buy one. While I only tested the 15” model, I'm guessing the 13” model should leave a similar lasting...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Will Smith (

Windows 7 Review: XP vs Vista vs 7 in 80+ Benchmarks


For the Windows faithful, it's been a tough eight years. With the launch of Windows XP in 2001, we thought we were poised on a brink of a new world of NT-based goodness-but two years and uncountable exploits later, the future of Windows was grim....

The most obvious changes from previous versions of Windows to Windows 7 can be found in a redesigned user interface. Sure, much of the interface remains the same, but Microsoft has completely overhauled key elements, starting with the Taskbar

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Kshitij Sobti (

Windows 7 Review - Part 6


Windows 7 Review Part 6 - online features and reviews in india, provides online Windows 7 Review Part 6 feature and review in india

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : GADJO CARDENAS SEVILLA (

Windows 7


Released last week, Windows 7 delivers on its promise of a sexier, more modern and more stable operating system.

With Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system (OS), available in Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate flavors, most of the improvements over previous iterations are under the hood. But while boasting increased performance, stability and better...

Oct, 2009

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