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Old 09-12-2005, 01:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was on Pricewatch looking for a cheap version of XP Pro and this is what I found.
Does anyone have experience with something like this? Is it a normal CD, or some sort of Dell branded weirdo Install?

http://directdepot2u.com/item.asp?PID=668
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its OEM. thats why its so much cheaper. its legit.

but check their rating before you buy or order.
http://www.resellerratings.com/seller10579.html
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yep its legit

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DELL OEM CD - Full (Also Upgrade- NOT an upgrade to 64bits) Version - compatible with All PCs even customized-built PCs
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yuck, I woulnd't get Dell one. they got bunch of extra crap on it you don't need.
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just download a ISO of the internet or burn a friends copy and use the legit cd key. That is actually allowed.
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just download a ISO of the internet or burn a friends copy and use the legit cd key. That is actually allowed.
Now we're talkin!
Will that CD key work with just a normal install of XP?
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If it is an upgrade CD Key i dont believe it will. But you can use the upgrade CD to do a full install. Just dont choose the upgrade option and choose full install and that should work. At least from what i have heard. I have never tried it myself.
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It says its full, so yes it should work.
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waynejkruse you find me one part of the EULA or statment from MS saying you can do that.
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no i wont.

What really matters is the Cd Key. Some retailers even let you buy cd keys without cd's. I have been doing it this way for over 3 years and my computer has been running fine and i havnt had any microsoft police at my door. Microsoft still gets their money and Snump gets a copy of XP which is legit. Also, Windows Update works fine.

Personally i would just install it off the disc. I dont think it will come bundled with anything.

Tyler, the xp disc i have used on my computer WAS DOWNLOADED VIA BITTORRENT!!!!!

It was a corporate edition so i could have put in any old generated cd key and it would work fine, no registation. But no, i purchased a Legit Cd key.

Update:

I got a legit corporate cd key of a friends dad who was buying a few copies and i got one of the leftovers . I bought it off him for the price he paid for it (he got a discount).
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