Where to get a copy of Windows for Boot Camp

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  1. FloridaMac macrumors regular

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    Where is the best place to get a copy of Windows so I can use Boot Camp? Is it something I have to buy? If so, how much will it cost?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    NewEgg and the price depends on what version of Windows you want.
     
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  4. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    depends.....do u want a real copy, or a bogarted one :p

    if u wanna real one, then just about anywhere that sells software should have it. Of course there are sources for the other kind, but we can't go into that here, now can we......
     
  5. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Yes, you need to buy a copy of Windows. System Builder disks (which some people call OEM disks) are satisfactory for Boot Camp Use. newegg.com has them [​IMG]here.

    Prices will run from $89 for [​IMG]XP Home Edition to $139 for [​IMG]XP Pro Edition, and Vista starts at $89 for [​IMG]Vista Home Basic.

    System Builder disks are licensed for one system only (the ones above anyways but they do have multiple packs also at higher cost), but that is why they are less than half the cost of standard retail installer packs.
     

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