Consumer interest has been low, with roughly 1,500 units shipped to OEMs, and no reported sales to consumers.Like the European Commission decision, this decision was based on the grounds that Microsoft had abused its dominant position in the market to push other products onto consumers.This version does not include the company's Windows Media Player but instead encourages users to pick and download their own media player.Microsoft wanted to call this version Reduced Media Edition, but EU regulators objected and suggested the Edition N name, with the N signifying "not with Media Player" for both Home and Professional editions of Windows XP.In addition, the Starter Edition is licensed only for low-end processors like Intel's Celeron or AMD's Duron and Sempron.There is also a 512 MB limit on main memory and a 120 GB disk size limit.
It is similar to Windows XP Home, but is limited to low-end hardware, can only run 3 programs at a time, and has some other features either removed or disabled by default.
1) I recently answered a question from someone who needed to install SP2 before he could install SP3. You might also make a slipstream install CD, which has SP3 integrated into the install CD.
Of course, it is only helpful if you can install from scratch, and not upgrade existing systems where you need to retain installed programs and settings.
The Malaysian version, for example, contains a desktop background of the Kuala Lumpur skyline.
In addition, the Starter Edition also has some unique limitations to prevent it from displacing more expensive versions of Windows XP.