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Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Last Review:

Available To:

  • Departments and Offices at UT Arlington
  • Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff

Vendor: Microsoft

Product: Windows XP Professional

Version: XP/5.1

Standard Software Supported By: Desktop

OIT Support Levels: None


Microsoft Operating System for PC's.

System Requirements: Mfg. Minimum

  • Base OS: Windows
  • OS Version: XP
  • Processor: Pentium III - 600
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Hard Disk Total Size: 2 GB

System Requirements: OIT Required

  • Base OS: Windows
  • OS Version: XP SP3
  • Processor: Pentium 4 or higher
  • RAM: 512 MB (1 GB preferred)
  • Hard Disk Total Size: 40 GB

Known Issues:

Windows Installer may be broken after update to SP3 (Uncommon): This will affect the ability to install updates and to Add and Remove new programs.  Standard attempts to correct the Windows Update installer will have failed to resolve the issue. This seems to be a different issue, as it also affects the ability of the user to Add and Remove Programs and not just the Windows Update installer.

To resolve the issue, remove the Windows Installer from the Add or Remove Programs list and then reboot. This will allow the updated installer in SP3 to work.

How to Get:

Windows XP Professional Edition Upgrade is available to UT Arlington faculty staff and students as part of the UT System Campus Enterprise Agreement. Please contact the UTA Bookstore for inquires about licensed software products.  817-272-2785


Home users: Windows XP Professional can be installed from CD by booting from it and following instructions on each screen.

Faculty and Staff using UT Arlington owned computers: Please contact OIT Help Desk for assistance. A call ticket will be created for your request, and assigned to the Desktop Support Team.


Contact OIT Help Desk or visit the Microsoft Web Site

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