Where is the cheapest place to buy XP Home?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bcarter360, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. bcarter360 macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to buy a copy of XP Home so I can try out Bootcamp...anyone tell me where they got their copy for cheap?
     
  2. htdefiant macrumors member

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    eBay, or newegg.com
     
  3. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Why not try out Windows Vista for free?

    Take a look here.
     
  4. bcarter360 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can install that with boot camp with no xp?
     
  5. ipaqowner macrumors member

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    Yes...download to DVD and install...mind you it expires in Jun 2007.
     
  6. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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  7. balamw Moderator

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    Why not? If you don't connect to a domain, require fine control over your ACLs or need encrypted network or file systems there really is no difference between Pro and Home.

    Most people who want to run Windows on a Mac will use it for games, most of which will not use any of Pros unique features.

    B
     
  8. htdefiant macrumors member

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    Are you sure you can install Vista without XP? I was unable to do so.
     
  9. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    fair enough I use mine for those adv features and never even considered home because it never would have fulfilled those needs
     
  10. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you can. I don't know what problems you were having, but it installed with no problems on my iMac, both using Boot Camp and the latest Parallels build.

    Now, the question is, do I keep it? I've booted into it only once. I don't really see any reason for dedicating 20GB to it.
     
  11. Gosh macrumors 6502

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    I bought retail version of XP Home SP2 but a recent Uncrate review suggested the OEM version of XP Pro (I expect the same would apply to Home) - "It's the same exact software, only without the big box".

    Anyone know a downside to this?
     

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