The Ultimate Windows XP Quiz

Microsoft Windows XP is so beloved that users won't let it go. But how well do you know XP?

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Windows XP debuted in October of 2001, quickly became the most popular operating system in the world, and when its successor Vista bombed XP became a trusted workhorse. So much so that users have stubbornly refused to give up on it, even as Microsoft withdraws support for it, making the operating system a serious security threat. While it may have outlived its time XP has made its mark. Here’s a short quiz about Windows XP and its long life. Keep track of your answers to see how well you did at the end.

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The photo for the default Windows XP wallpaper was shot where?

a)     Sonoma County, Calif.

b)     Redmond, Wash.

c)     Ireland

d)     Nowhere. It was Photoshopped.

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The photo for the default Windows XP wallpaper was shot where?

a)     Sonoma County, Calif. Today it’s a vineyard.

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China warned Microsoft not to discontinue support for Windows XP because of what?

a)     Chinese government offices rely on XP

b)     It would force users to Android

c)     Massive upgrades would cripple productivity

d)     Piracy would jump as people opt for illicit copies of Windows 7

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China warned Microsoft not to discontinue support for Windows XP because of what?

d)     Piracy would jump as people opt for cheaper illicit copies of Windows 7

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How long did it take Windows 7 to displace Windows XP as the top desktop operating system?

a)     22 months

b)     34 months

c)     48 months

d)     5 years

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How long did it take Windows 7 to displace Windows XP as the top desktop operating system?

b)     34 months, according to NetMarketshare

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What does XP stand for in Windows XP?

a)     eXPerience

b)     eXtra Power

c)     eXpedite Performance

d)     eXPression

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What does XP stand for in Windows XP?

a)     eXPerience

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The code name for the project that produced Windows XP was what?

a)     Odyssey

b)     Whistler

c)     Neptune

d)     Pluto

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The code name for the project that produced Windows XP was what?

b)     Whistler

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Where did the codename Whistler come from?

a)     Windows chief Carl Stork whistled all the time

b)     There was a poster of Whistler’s Mother in the team conference room

c)     The team skied at Whistler ski area

d)     The team ordered out to Whistler Pizza

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Where did the codename Whistler come from?

c)     The team skied at Whistler ski area

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Windows XP introduced which one of these features to the Windows line?

a)     HomeGroup file sharing

b)     Windows Product Activation

c)     Quick Launch taskbar

d)     Bit Locker drive encryption

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Windows XP introduced which one of these features to the Windows line?

b)     Windows Product Activation

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As of February 2014, Windows XP still held what percentage of operating system market share?

a)     12.3%

b)     19.3%

c)     26.7%

d)     29.5%

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As of February 2014, Windows XP still held what percentage of operating system market share?

d)     29.5%

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Windows XP was the first Microsoft OS to embrace what hardware spec?

a)     64-bit processor

b)     Touchscreen

c)     1024 by 768 screen resolution

d)     Bluetooth

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Windows XP was the first Microsoft OS to embrace what hardware spec?

a)     64-bit processor

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Microsoft enlisted what notable to be a pitchman for Windows XP’s launch?

a)     Rudy Giuliani

b)     Shaquille O'Neal

c)     Matthew Perry

d)     Britney Spears

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osoft enlisted what notable to be a pitchman for Windows XP’s launch?

a)     Rudy Giuliani

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How’d you do?

0-2 – Still on DOS

3-5 – Using Vista

6-8 – Migrated to Windows 7

9-10 – XP diehard