Boot Camp with Windows XP OEM Version?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MaskedPhantom, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. MaskedPhantom macrumors regular

    MaskedPhantom

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    Hello all,

    I am planning to run Windows XP on my Macbook using Boot Camp and I have not yet bought my copy of Windows XP. My question is, is it better to buy a "full purchase product" (FPP) or an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) version of Windows? The OEM version is about $80 less than the FPP, but does not have Microsoft support and is really not intended for consumer use.

    So, in closing, is it alright to use an OEM copy of Windows in Boot Camp for my old PC games, or should I be safe and just buy an FPP copy?

    Thank you!
     
  2. MAcNIAC macrumors regular

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    oem works just fine.
    might not strictly meet eula - but i used oem with no regrets.
    microsoft should be ashamed they are still selling XP in 2009
     
  3. MaskedPhantom thread starter macrumors regular

    MaskedPhantom

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    OEM it is then!

    It certainly is a unique case, what with Windows 7 coming out soon. Why couldn't they just wait to release Vista as Windows 7?
     
  4. cathyy macrumors 6502a

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    Probably cause they were rushing to get Vista out, which was originally planned for 2004.
     

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