Windows XP - 2001

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October 25, 2001. Windows XP -- one of the most successful and best-loved versions of Windows ever -- is introduced.

Its bright, bubbly, blue design won over consumers, and its powerful networking features were a big plus for businesses.

Windows XP was introduced on and it introduced the two-column Start menu, online security updates, network setup wizard, Windows Messenger and remote desktop.

First published June 22, 2015: 12:23 PM ET

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