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Old 02-04-2006, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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thats the cheapest legal way to get windows xp pro?
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An OEM copy from eBay, but there's always a risk involved. Try Newegg.
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I got XP Home from eBay for around $80. Pro isn't much more. Although there are a few complications I have with this copy of XP, I would just recommend buying one from a store like Newegg.
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new egg si kinda expensive
also which one do i need to buy?
oem retail volume livence or whatever
whats the difference?
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You can get it here for $74.99 http://www.edirectsoftware.com/produ...oduct_id=16134
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Newegg is probably the cheapest good source. The one that icemakr posted is a dell CD, probably with all the dell sh1t on it.
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It is an OEM disk. The only thing they have on it is the OS. It's not a restore CD or a driver CD.
Did you bother to click the link that said: "To learn more: Click here"? Well click here: http://www.edirectsoftware.com/oem.php It explains pretty clearly what OEM software is.
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The only problem with OE disks is that if you ever need tech support from MS, they will charge you.
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