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Chapter 2. Installation Prep > System Requirements

System Requirements

Windows XP Professional combines the best and worst parts of Windows 2000 Professional and Windows Millennium Edition. On the good side, Windows XP Professional has the robust security, stability, and manageability of the Windows 2000 code-base, as well as the robust built-in multimedia and graphics support that Windows Millennium Edition touted. On the bad side, Windows XP Professional is very demanding of system resources, especially so on older or underpowered systems. You wouldn't dare run Windows 2000 Professional or Windows Millennium Edition in a production environment on less than 64MB of RAM, and so you shouldn't try it with Windows XP Professional.

The official system requirements to support installation of Windows XP Professional are presented in Table 2.1.


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