ugh, where can i get windows xp for under $70?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mr. MacBook, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    eBay used to be 55 dollars to get your hands on a full copy like 3 months ago. I cant believe it now! lowest price is like 85!!! Please tell me where you know i can get a cheap copy of windows xp home.
     
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    barr08

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    Are you a student? Most Universities and Colleges offer XP for like 10 bucks.
     
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    My ears and eyes are bleeding now thanks to your sig.
     
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    synth3tik

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    Rick Astley - Never gonna give you up??????

    anyway try China or Russia you should be able to find it for like $5
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    I could use one of these too! :)
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Try www.wholesalepcstuff.com

    They have a OEM version of XP Pro SP2 for $59.95 plus $5 shipping. OEMs are full versions meant to be put in computers for retail. You get just the discs and the key, no paper manual and no support. Good luck.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I'm surprised Bill and the gang let them sell OEM copies to the public. Good price in any case.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    I can get Windows XP for cheap and can offer it to you guys for $50 if you can PM me.
     
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    davidg4781

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    What colleges and universities??

    Mine doesn't even have a software section. It used to, but they were selling Windows 3.11 for $75 6 years ago.

    I guess they pulled it when their sales weren't were they should be.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    My college offers copies of Windows XP for 7 bucks. (Univ of Cincinnati) Maybe you can get a local college kid to buy you a version.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    wholesalepcstuff.com is not selling legal copies of windows. They sell CD-R copies with no hologram and no COA. A quick google search turns up a bunch of links questioning the legality of this, including a page in the Microsoft forums that sums it up nicely.

    http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/rss.aspx?postID=1844447&forumID=442
     
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    scoobe

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    A lot of colleges have this program with MSDN called Academic Alliance. You can get a myriad of software for free! Right now they have Vista Business, XP, VS2005, Visio, Project Prof, etc., etc., etc. Usually the only colleges that offer it are engineering and business (MIS degrees).
     

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