Best place to buy windows xp pro full version ?

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  1. Surf and Turf macrumors regular

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    Hey all, i was wondering where the best place to buy the full version of xp pro? also when i mean best i mean cheapest. i am a student but i can only get the upgrade version. all the thanks in advance:)
     
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    thanks for that bit, i just refuse to pay for another win os system when i currently have xp pro on 2 other computers. i was wondering if i could just buy another license from bill gates
     
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    Only if one of those is the retail version and it'll cost you more than the OEM copy I linked to.

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    what is the diff between oem and retail ?
     
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    Here's the link to buy an additional license from existing media
    http://www.microsoft.com/products/i...vr&pcid=2abf99cd-a5e4-469c-802e-55ca8ec542d5#

    OEM = no upgrade installs, no support from microsoft, tied to the machine (no transfer rights)
    retail = upgrade from 2K or 98, support from Microsoft, transfer rights, downgrade rights (buy XP, but run 98).

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