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I currently have a computer that a friend had given me that has XP 2002 with service pack 2 and MS Office 2003 installed on it. My problem is that I do not have any installation disks for it in case something bad should happen (virus or otherwise). And now I have heard about MS discontinuing support for XP.
Quote: On April 8,2008 Microsoft Corp has announced it will end sales of XP Operating System (OS) on June 30,2008. the XP system began it's existence in October of 2001. Essentially this is a five month extension from the previous date of expiration.
XP will no longer be available in stores or as a preinstalled OS after that date. I'm certain as with all the older OS's you will still be able to find some available. But it will be gone and have yielded to Vista. Not a thrill to me personally. The super low cost line of PC's will still have it for two more years. The models such as the Asus Eee PC and Intel Classmate PC will have XP Home.
System builders or small companies that build PC's from scratch can still buy until Jan. 31, 2009. Product support, including security updates, for mainstream users of Windows XP continues until April 2009.
What are my options here? I have been scouting around for an XP operating system for sale but I am not sure what keywords I should look for. Best advice please.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:46 AM
<<About OEM versions of Windows XP: OEM versions would be sold only to OEMs that is Original Equipment Manufacturers like Dell, Acer, Toshiba etc Not to individuals.>>
Not true...system builders (people who put together systems for themselves or for resale) can also buy (legally) OEM versions of XP. I have about 10 OEM licenses in my name for different systems I either put together or purchased from a boxmaker, deleted what was on it, and then installed a licensed copy of XP.
In earlier days, retailers used to require that purchasers buy some piece of hardware along with the XP purchase, but it seems that is no longer the case.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:02 AM
Step 1: Download the Setup disk program
Download the version of Setup disks that corresponds to your version of the Windows XP CD-ROM. The version should be displayed on the CD-ROM disk, and the version will indicate if a Service Pack is included.
Make sure that you label each disk appropriately with the number that is specified by the program. You must use the disks in the correct order during the Setup process.
Step 3: Start your computer by using the first Setup disk to begin a new Windows XP installation
After you create all six disks, insert the first disk in the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer. The computer must be configured to start from the floppy disk drive. You may have to modify the BIOS settings on your computer to do this.
The Setup process starts. Insert the other floppy disks when you are prompted. You must use the Windows XP CD-ROM to finish the Setup process.
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