cheapest place to get XP?

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  1. zeppelin68 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know where I can find the cheapest XP SP2 Home edition?
     
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    I believe the terms of the license that comes with the VPC/Windows combo mention that the XP installation is to be used with VPC only. Not saying it can't be extracted, but it's allowed under the EULA.

    Starting from a couple of months ago, Newegg requires copies of receipts showing you've bought a CPU, motherboard, RAM and HDD before selling you XP OEM - I don't know how stringent they are about that. TigerDirect has XP OEM for the same price with no preconditions.
     
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    You're right. No need to believe anymore ;)

     
  6. zeppelin68 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what is the difference between OEM and Retail?
     
  7. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    read the reviews on newegg. iirc OEM doesn't have phone support and manuals. things that you don't really need anyways. :)
     
  8. sonarghost macrumors regular

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    I've bought both of my copies from ebay, both worked without a hitch. Just make sure they have a history of selling primarily Windows software..and not something like figurines lol!
     
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  10. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I bought XP OEM version from NewEgg in the same order as Parallels and they shipped it with not problem. My rationale is that I did buy a new processor and motherboard etc...it just happened to already have MacOS on it too. Anyway it worked out just fine... they sent me both programs without any questions or problems, XP installed perfectly (first try, too!!) and activated normally.
     
  11. almightyshoe macrumors regular

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    If you're a college student, ask. Almost all engineering and business students get XP Pro and Vista Business for free.
     
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