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Old 02-12-2006, 06:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey cut things short: i need windows XP Pro for my new build and im on a bit of a budget.

should i download it off a torrent site or buy it.

also in from UK so it retails around £90.

But i found one on ebay that is £65
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SEALED-NEW-Mic...QQcmdZViewItem

is that the same as retail? or is Academic OS different?
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Well since you are building a new PC you have to buy it. Need to get a serial to install it an be able to upgrade it. That is legit and legal way to do it.
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ok and what about that OS on ebay (link in first post)
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Yeah you can use that. It will work just fine. It is a XP Pro with Authentic Serial.
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yes but it says on the packaging "Upgrade". my hard drive is completely blank. will it install the FULL windows XP pro?
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Well some upgrade do. Do you have a Windows 98 or Windows 2000 disc around? If so you can just insert those when the upgrade disc asks for it. It will still install XP. Just needs to use a few files from the other OS to install.

I have found XP Pro on NewEgg for about the same price. It was a full install with serial. Might want to see if you can find a XP Pro on either New Egg, Tiger Direct, ZipZoomFly, or Dealtime. One of those sites should have a full install copy of XP Pro that you can get for about the same price. Not sure if all those sites are in the UK but it is worth a look.
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He's in the UK, Makaveli, so US etailers won't be of much use there.

Buy a copy of XP, period.

Pirating software is illegal, and discussing it is not allowed on these forums.

I am closing this thread. Any further discussion of pirating software will result in dire consequences.
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