Cheapest option

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by zeroh3ro, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. zeroh3ro macrumors member

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    Hello there, im a multimedia student in the uk, and im a hardcore mac fan, have not used windows for some time now, but ive got myself in a situation were i need windows to use 3D studio max for university. All i want to do is get a copy of say XP and run it in boot camp so i can use this software. What is the cheapest way of getting hold of a copy of XP or another OS that can run 3D Studio max well. (Anything that is pirate is not an option)

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  2. balamw Moderator

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    As long as you are willing to "rearm" every 30 days and reinstall every 120 days, the cheapest option is free. http://lifehacker.com/5341666/run-windows-7-for-120-days-without-activation.

    In the US at least our only fully legitimate option is to buy a copy of the full packaged product retail version of Windows and install that. Anything else is questionable in terms of compliance of the license.

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  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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