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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by zeppelin68, Jun 19, 2007.
Does anyone know where I can find the cheapest XP SP2 Home edition?
NewEgg.com has it for $89.99. Link
This guy has Pro for $45...which can be extracted from the disc.
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.
You're right. No need to believe anymore
what is the difference between OEM and Retail?
read the reviews on newegg. iirc OEM doesn't have phone support and manuals. things that you don't really need anyways.
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!
I say always go with NewEgg.
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.
If you're a college student, ask. Almost all engineering and business students get XP Pro and Vista Business for free.
I would thought that eBay would be cheapest.