A Word About MS Windows XP
The Microsoft operating system comes in two distinct editions: Windows XP Home Edition and Windows
XP Professional. Please be aware that while Windows XP Home Edition can connect to the Internet, it
can not in any way be made to connect to corporate networks such as the Chicago-Kent LAN. A
computer running the Home Edition of Windows XP will not be able to access network printers, network
drives such as H: home directories, and e-mail via Microsoft Outlook.
It is for these reasons that the Center for Law and Computers recommends that anyone purchasing a
new machine positively confirm the operating system with their vendor. Computers that are available only
with Windows XP pre-installed should only be purchased if it is Windows XP Professional, NOT Windows
XP Home Edition.
Windows 2000 Professional continues to be fully compatible with the Chicago-Kent network.
As always, please feel free to contact the CLC Help Desk if you have any questions or concerns.