Best place to find Windows XP

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  1. wwwdotcomdotnet macrumors member

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    For those of you running XP with Parallels, VMware, or Boot Camp: where did you get your version of Windows XP? I can't believe some of the prices I am seeing :eek:. I have a copy of Vista but I want to avoid installing it at all costs (except monetary ones)!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    You can find legit copies of XP home for about $90-$100 on ebay. Pro goes for about 140 if I remember correctly. I just picked up a copy from there, brand new. I was very pleased.
     
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    an old xp box on ebay? if the sticker's on it...
    or someone who's about to throw their machine away
     
  7. GarrettB macrumors newbie

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    Took my old laptop, sucked out the serial number and installed Ubuntu. Now I've got a free disc, free serial number and a new OS to play around with.
     
  8. e12a macrumors 68000

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    Ebay sells OEM copies for cheap. Cheaper than newegg.
     
  9. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    In the bin? Or thrash for the Americans here... :D
     
  10. wallaby macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, us Americans sure like to thrash.
     
  11. masse macrumors 6502a

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    You can install windows on more than one machine...It's not illegal if you only use one at a time... right?
     
  12. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

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    If you are a college student, you can get an academic license for cheap at most universities. I can get XP pro for about $60 right now, I can also get vista for that much as well as Leopard.

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