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Which XP?

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#1 mrmatt2


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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:53 PM


Am just finishing up a build of a computer, and was wondering what XP to purchase. Was looking at Home ed. ( Dont need anything high power or anything, & have it on other home computers and am happy with it. & hate Vista)

Is this what I need Windows XP home for $89.00.

I thought I read someplace for some XP discs you only get 1 chance to load, others you get more chances.

Also with some you can get phone support, others not.

How do I know if the above product has these compliments?



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Posted 22 September 2009 - 12:27 AM

The version you linked to is an OEM version.
It can be used on one computer, and only that computer.

A full version can be used on one computer also, but if it's uninstalled from that computer, it can be transfered to any other computer.
It also offers phone support, which I consider useless, especially when you have forums like BC available.

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#3 mrmatt2

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:01 AM

Thanks, shame I missed out on Windows 7 discount!

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