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Windows Xp Home Edition Ulcpc Acer Incorporated

Windows XP Home Edition ULCPC Acer Incorporated

Windows XP Home Edition ULCPC is a special edition of Windows XP that was designed for ultra-low-cost personal computers (ULCPCs), such as netbooks and mini laptops. It was released by Microsoft in 2008, as a response to the growing popularity of low-cost devices that ran Linux or other operating systems. [1]

One of the manufacturers that offered Windows XP Home Edition ULCPC on their products was Acer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company that produces computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other electronic devices. Acer was founded in 1976, and is one of the world's largest vendors of personal computers. [2]


Acer's ULCPC models included the Aspire One series, which were launched in 2008 and became one of the best-selling netbooks in the market. The Aspire One netbooks had a 8.9-inch or 10.1-inch screen, an Intel Atom processor, 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB or 16 GB of flash memory or a 120 GB or 160 GB hard disk drive, and a three-cell or six-cell battery. They also had a webcam, a microphone, a card reader, and three USB ports. The Aspire One netbooks came with either Windows XP Home Edition ULCPC or Linux as the operating system. [3]

Windows XP Home Edition ULCPC had some limitations compared to the regular Windows XP Home Edition, such as: [4]

  • It could only be sold with devices that had a screen size of 10.2 inches or less, a single-core processor with a speed of 1 GHz or less, a maximum of 1 GB of RAM, and a maximum of 80 GB of hard disk space or 16 GB of solid state drive.

  • It could not be upgraded to any other edition of Windows, such as Windows Vista or Windows 7.

  • It did not include some features that were available in the regular Windows XP Home Edition, such as Remote Desktop, Encrypting File System, Group Policy, and Internet Information Services.

Despite these limitations, Windows XP Home Edition ULCPC offered a familiar and user-friendly interface for the users of ULCPCs, as well as compatibility with most Windows applications and drivers. It also provided better performance and security than some Linux distributions that were used on ULCPCs. [5]

Windows XP Home Edition ULCPC was discontinued by Microsoft in October 2010, along with the regular Windows XP editions. However, some ULCPC manufacturers continued to sell their devices with Windows XP Home Edition ULCPC until their stocks ran out. [6]

Windows XP Home Edition ULCPC was one of the last versions of Windows XP that Microsoft released, and it marked the end of an era for the popular operating system that had dominated the personal computer market for almost a decade. [7]


  • [Windows XP editions - Wikipedia]

  • [Acer Inc. - Wikipedia]

  • [Acer Aspire One - Wikipedia]

  • [Windows XP editions - Wikipedia]

  • [Windows XP on Your Netbook - PCWorld]

  • [Microsoft extends Windows XP downgrade rights until 2020 - Computerworld]

  • [The Life and Death of Windows XP - Gizmodo]


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