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Windows XP OEM

Discussion in 'Sales and Swaps' started by afox3361, Apr 25, 2005.

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  1. afox3361

    afox3361 New Member

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    Hi,

    anyone got a good source of cheap or bulk oem windows xp? (home or pro) Looking to set up business and need proper licenced versions as cheap as poss.

    Thanks
     
  2. Handyman

    Handyman Bit Poster

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    What sort of business will you be setting up.

    If its it related try registering as a microsoft partner. This will allow you to subscribe to the action pack which gives you 10x xp pro and office licences as well as sbs2003 and loads of other apps.

    £199 a year - bargain
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Just suscribed myself. £240 with VAT. It is only authorised to be used by the registered person/business.
    Great for studying as you have access to literally everything!
     
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  4. The_Geek

    The_Geek Megabyte Poster

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    You may want to read the fine print again, unless M$ changed the rules for the end user, but I doubt it.

    The Action Pack rules state you cannot use the software in a production environment......granted I've been a subscriber for a number of years so the rules may have changed.
     
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  5. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    To be able to get OEM software, have a look at the Microsoft system builder scheme.
    You're best bet is to go for partnership based on the number of systems you build, or maybe the amount of software you ship.

    Microsoft love giving system builders cheap OEM deals so that everyone can own a Windows PC, purely because it annoys Freddy...

    But just be aware, this is for people who build PCs and sell them, not for people who want to flog cheap versions of XP at the car boot sale!
     
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  6. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    LOL. Can we all say, CHEAP SHOT, together?
     
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  7. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Couldn't resist it mate! :D
     
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