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Windows XP is a family of 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers.

Monitoring and optimizing Windows XP can be a book all by itself. Please keep in mind while reviewing this section that this will provide you with the basic knowledge to optimize your system. Detailed information can be obtained through the Microsoft Windows XP Resource kit.
Normally, when we’re talking about printers, we mean the piece of hardware that produces printed copy. In the Windows world, the printer is a software interface between the physical printing device and the Windows XP operating system. Therefore, before you can access your physical print device, you must first configure a printer.
Internet Information Services 5.1 has replaced Peer Web Services/Personal Web Server (PWS) in Windows XP. IIS 5.0 is not installed on Professional by default. You can install it, or add additional components, by using the Add/Remove Programs application in Control Panel. You must have TCP/IP installed in order to run IIS.
Here are top 12 Windows XP Administration User Resources Questions and Answers with explanation.
Security, Security, Security! Is there anything else in this IT industry that people want and never seem to have enough of? The damage that can be done by a breach in security can bring down a network.
Encrypting File System (EFS) is an exciting feature in Microsoft Windows XP. It was first introduced with Windows 2000. EFS adds an extra layer of protection to data in files that are stored on an NTFS disk. It uses symmetric key encryption with public key technology to provide a high level of security for files.
Top 10 Windows XP Troubleshooting Systems Questions and Answers with explanation.
Resetting a password simply requires you to open the existing user account through the Computer Management console, entering and confirming a new password, and then setting the switch “User must change password at next logon”.
Windows XP includes IPSec (Internet Protocol Security), which is a mechanism to protect communication between systems. Most networks have in place means of preventing attacks from outside the organization, but little protection inside the organization.
Her are top 10 Windows XP User Authentication and Auditing Questions and Answers.