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Chapter 10. Installing Windows XP > Making Room for Windows - Pg. 401

Dial-Up networking Dial-up connections are now considered ordinary network connections, and can be found in the Network Connections window. DOS Although some earlier versions of Windows (e.g., Windows 9x/Me) relied on the old DOS operating system (described in Appendix C), Windows XP is based in- stead on the more robust Windows NT kernel. This means, among other things, that you'll no longer be able to boot directly to DOS, unless you've set up a dual- boot system, as described later in this chapter. Fortunately, booting to DOS is really not necessary any more. See "Creating a Bootup Floppy," later in this chapter, for applicable alternatives. Boot disk Mostly because of the absence of DOS, Windows XP has no provision for making a bootable floppy, although it can be done. Web View The Web View, at least as it existed in Windows 98, Me, and 2000, is thankfully gone in Windows XP. Although it can't be customized in the way that the Web View could, the Common Tasks pane (described in "Adjusting Windows XP to Smooth Out the Migration," earlier in this chapter) accomplishes most of what Microsoft originally intended the Web View to do. And fortunately, Common Tasks can be switched off much more easily than the Web View ever could.