WTB: Windows XP

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 2' started by ravenvii, Jul 23, 2006.

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    ravenvii

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    I need a copy of Windows XP Professional (to use with Boot Camp). I want to buy on the cheap, because I don't have much money.

    The original, non-SP1 or SP2 would be fine (you can slipstream SP2 into there and it'll work with Boot Camp, right?)

    As long as it's legal and works with Boot Camp without (much) fiddling (none of that deleting EFI partition stuff!) is good.
     
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    Chef Medeski

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    I got a copy. XP Pro. Beautifully ugly. All yours. PMed u.
     
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    ieani

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    im looking for one as well. i was going to wait until i went back to college and pick a copy up for cheap at bookstore but if someone makes the right offer ill get it now.
     
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    ravenvii

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    How much would it cost in that bookstore of yours?
     
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    mark!

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    :eek: DAMN! Geez, the bookstore here sells them for $10, I'd sell some here but that's against teh rules.
     
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    I meant pro copies are tha tmuch, my bad. Is that for the cd, mauals and everything?
     
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    xfiftyfour

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    $99 :eek: .. our school sells them for 10 bucks each, as well.
     
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    mark!

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    Yeah, we get Pro for $10. It only comes with a special CD case with 2 CDs inside, one for server, and one with the Pro cd. No manuals, but they don't care if you sell them, they don't have any policies or anything which is sorta insane, but they don't let you take it back. :confused:

    I don't understand why this like...bajillion year old OS costs so much :confused: :confused:

    :confused: :confused: ???
     
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    ieani

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    $20.
     
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    I've said it once and I'll say it again: if you're an engineering or computer science college student, investigate into Microsoft for Students; just about all of Microsoft's products are available to you for free, including Windows XP Pro. In fact, the only product I havent' seen available for free is MS Office.

    EDIT: Wow, that post made me look like a Microsoft Corporate Lackey. Support open source software, kids.
     
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    mark!

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    the uni here lets you download office for free.
     
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    trainguy77

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    Almost all book store things like that DO have a policy. Which is normally that you must uninstall it once you are no longer a student. Its a lease. This is just how all universities that have seen/or talked with work.
     
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    As a grad-student at Boston University, I can download most of the Microsoft apps including Server, XP, Visio etc. I have read the policy and I do NOT have to uninstall it after I am a student. So check your policy for details.
     
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    trainguy77

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    I want a policy like that....:rolleyes:
     
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    techound1

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    I've got a couple of OEM XP disks if anyone still needs them - yours for the asking and postage! :cool:
     
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    ieani

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    what are OEM?
     
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    trainguy77

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    Have the disks been used on any PC before? If so its illegal to sell them. And macrumors does not like that type of thing. ;)

    OEM products are sold to system creators and are tied to the first computer that uses them.
     
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    I heard about this place where they actually give it out for free. I forget the name though. I installed their copy of XP Pro with Boot Camp and it works flawlessly.
     
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    well if anyone has a copy of this xp for cheap i would like one. i'm really wanting to use boot camp
     
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    techound1

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    What if the computer bites the dust? Oh, say a powersurge blows most of it to oblivion. Is it tied to the slightly blackened case? Where *does* that fall??? :p
     
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    per microsoft oem licensing, the motherboard is actually what they view as the 'computer'. you can change/upgrade anything EXCEPT the motherboard, and still be within the letter of the law. change the processor, add memory, move to a bigger hard drive... no problem, just re-install and re-activate. if your oem computer (dell, hp, custom built, etc) dies and takes out the motherboard, you are actually required by microsoft to purchase a new copy of the operating system. the old/original oem coa is no longer valid and can not be used. some of the first tier (dell, hp, etc) companies obviously ignore that part, or have some magic loop hole, but that what the oem eula states. as a registered oem system builder, they send me all the sales 'are you sure you're legal?' crap all the time, and this was the final ruling from the marketing/legal departments after the whole 'we are de-activating the coa's of the oem channel' thing they did several months back. that is, they turned off the ability to re-activate the oem keys on most of the first tier computers due to the coa's being re-sold on ebay; also not legal according to microsoft.

    most of the marketing/sales flyers are very useful for starting fires in the fireplace during winter. all the pretty pictures make colorful flames. :rolleyes:
     
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    trainguy77

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    I have heard that you can replace the motherboard IF its due to a bad motherboard. But it has to be replaced with the same model.
     
  24. Guest

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    yeah it would be great to just get the xp sp2 disc. i don't wanna go through all the trouble of slipstreaming
     
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    is anyone interested in reselling a few of those bookstore copies? pm me
     

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