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Manage Windows XP

Find resources and tools to help you better manage your Windows XP PC infrastructure, keep your systems up-to-date, and optimize system performance. Not sure what a tool does? Hover over the link for an explanation.

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Group Policy for Beginners
Read this introduction to Group Policy for an overview of what you can do with Group Policy and information on essential concepts that you must know.

Install and Manage Devices

Tools:    Debugging Tools for Windows (x86)   |   Debugging Tools for Windows (x64)

Manage Settings with Group Policy

Tools:    Group Policy Settings Reference

Deploy Service Packs

Tools:  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

Deploy Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3):

Optimize Performance

Tools:    Windows Performance Analysis Tools   |   Process Monitor   |   Process Explorer

Additional Tools

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Visit the TechNet Script Center repository for Windows XP >

Troubleshoot an Issue

Not an IT professional? Troubleshoot Windows 7 at Microsoft Answers.