Windows XP SP3 - I need a copy, can someone sell me one?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by permutated, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. permutated macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2008
    No I'm not asking for illegals, I need to buy a copy from someone and I figured a Mac forum is the best place to find a working version.

    Does anyone have a copy they could send me if I paid them for it? I have a working serial from an old DELL I just need the disk itself.

    Thanks :)

    (PS - I put this in the gaming section because most people use BootCamp for gaming...)
  2. permutated thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2008
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    We don't do sales outside the Marketplace.

    Newegg has it for $89.
  4. permutated thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Thanks for both tips, sorry about the inconvenience!
  5. Winni macrumors 68030


    Oct 15, 2008
    When you're in the US, your license won't allow you to use the software on any other computer; you -will- have to purchase a new Windows license.

    In Germany (and probably several other countries as well), you are allowed to transfer your license to another computer by law. (But you won't be allowed to keep using it on your old computer as well.)

    Legalities aside, it is also possible that a non-Dell-OEM medium of Windows won't accept the license key that came with your Dell. As a rule of thumb, retail versions of Windows use different license keys than Systembuilder and OEM versions and corporate keys also only work with corporate versions of Windows - and won't work with Systembuilder or retail installation media.
  6. TheSVD macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2008
    The Jolly Ol' Midlands, England
    FYI, if you have the serial already, dont feel bad for downloading a copy of xp!
    its the serial you pay for really haha :D
    Andd, if that key has already been used for an old dell then when you put it in on your mac or vmware or whatever, itll ask you to activate cause that key will already be locked to that computer.

    I shall just say,
    "Windows XP Pro SP2 Full Student Release" :p
  7. permutated thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Too many versions, I just want one that actually works, so many of my legit XP copies have had problems. Tired of the virus/spam ********.

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