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Old 01-18-2006, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats a good place to get my os? and what version is the best for gaming machines?

Newegg has xp pro at 150ish us, that seems alittle expensive. but i could be wrong.
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Old 01-19-2006, 12:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Windows XP Home OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102059

Windows XP Pro OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102062

amazon?
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If you're a student/teacher and can provide college id you can buy the Student and Teacher edition of XP Pro from Newegg for like $85, that's what I did. Newegg seems to be the cheapest way to buy an os and I would recommend either Xp Home or Pro.
I wouldn't really trust an ebay seller for a legit copy or a coa.
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I heard from a friend who just buys license keys alone which is much cheaper than buying the CD and everything.
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1. linux.

2. used windows xp off ebay.

3. preinstalled on a cheap dell.
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I got Windows XP 32 bit AND windows XP 64 bit this morning for 14.00 dollars at school. Both, for 14 bucks.

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