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Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs

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Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs ("WinFLP") is an operating system from Microsoft, based on Windows XP, but optimized for older, less powerful hardware. It was released on July 8, 2006.


Microsoft positions WinFLP as an operating system that will provide basic computing services on older hardware, while still providing core management features of more recent Windows releases, such as Windows Firewall, Group Policy, Automatic Updates, and other management services. Microsoft does not consider it a general-purpose OS [1].

WinFLP is a Windows XP derivative specifically optimized for legacy PCs [2]. It supports running applications locally, as well as those hosted on a remote server using Remote Desktop. It can be installed on a local hard drive, or configured as a diskless workstation.

WinFLP will not be made available through retail or OEM channels. Microsoft sees WinFLP as an inexpensive upgrade option for corporations that have a number of Windows 9x computers, but lack the hardware necessary to support the latest Windows. It is exclusively available to Software Assurance customers. WinFLP does not include Games, Outlook Express and some System Tools, even with a full install (1.1GB)[citation needed].

WinFLP was originally announced with codenames "Eiger" and "Mönch" in mid-2005. Just like previous Microsoft Windows codenames, these are names of mountains. The Whistler and Blackcomb peaks are in British Columbia; Eiger and Mönch are in Switzerland.

An updated WinFLP will ship after the first service pack for Windows Vista is released. It will be based on Windows NT 6.1, which is another name for Windows Vista Service Pack 1.[citation needed]

Minimum system requirements

  • Pentium class processor 233 MHz (300 MHz recommended)
  • 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)(will run on 32 MB after install[citation needed])
  • 500 MB HDD (1 GB recommended)
  • 800x600 or higher display resolution
  • 10Mbps Network card

Key features

  • Consumes less RAM than full Windows XP
  • Supports most Windows 2000 / XP applications
  • Supports basic networking features
  • Supports latest PC and laptop drivers
  • Updates older machines to modern security specs
  • Fully supports games (Installed with Media Support / Direct-X upon OS installation)

Issues and limitations

  • Dial-up networking and terminal based connections are not supported
  • May have compatibility issues with older programs (e.g. Windows 98 era software)
  • May have problems with old drivers
  • Installation requires full disk format
  • Does not include the Joystick calibration applet
  • Does not include the NULL.SYS software device (used by Cygwin to implement /dev/null) [3]


  1. ^ Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (2006-07-17). Retrieved on 2007-02-26. “Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs is not a general-purpose operating system”
  2. ^ Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (2006-07-17). Retrieved on 2007-02-26. “based on Microsoft Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2”
  3. ^ 1.5.24 : "bash: /dev/null: No such file or directory" (Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs). cygwin mailing list archives (2007-03-12). Retrieved on 2007-03-18.

External links

  • Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs Home Page - Information from Microsoft on this release
  • Terminal Server Progress and Commitment - PDF presentation; WinFLP is described at the end
  • Exclusive: Microsoft Windows XP Codenames: "Eiger" and "Mönch" - partial specs on Eiger and Mōnch.
  • Test of Microsoft's Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs at
  • Screenshot gallery at
  • Microsoft Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs marketing material
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