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purchasing windows xp oem...

Discussion in 'Software' started by brizzoluk, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. brizzoluk

    brizzoluk Kilobyte Poster

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    Hey guys.
    Im looking to buy an OEM version of Windows XP to install on my system to set up a dual boot with my current os (Vista ultimate)
    I've been looking around online and most places seem to be around the £60 mark, then i stumbled on this site.

    http://www.cheapwindowsxppro.co.uk/?gclid=CIfm4O7L1ZsCFVUA4wodOVegKQ

    Does this seem legit to you?
    I mean, this is nearly half the price of most other places and just seems a bit suspect to me.
    It might be perfectly fine but i just read too much about online scams etc and would like another opinion on it.

    Much appreciated.
     
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  2. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    You'll need a retail version then OEM is for new system builds
     
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  3. brizzoluk

    brizzoluk Kilobyte Poster

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    Oh ok, theres no way i can run it as a dual boot? even if i installed an extra hard drive to install xp on?
     
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  4. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    Of course you can but you can't use the cheaper OEM software on your system without breaking the TOS, heance why I said you need the retail version
     
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  5. brizzoluk

    brizzoluk Kilobyte Poster

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    Oh right i didnt know that, thanks.
     
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