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Windows XP Professional with SP2


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#1 mail2usa

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 05:14 PM

Can anyone help to answer this question regarding Microsoft XP Professional OS? I am looking into purchasing the latest version of Windows XP Professional OS. There are several different Versions out there like the E850-2665 or E85-2674. Which is the most current full version released by Microsoft? I know that you can always update to the latest via the Microsoft site, but I need to initially install the latest full version of Windows XP Professional OS with SP2 that has the most current updates. Thanks mail2usa

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 08:26 PM

I would think the latest version would be one that included SP2.

The best thing to do would be to call a Microsoft Reseller and see what they say.

I bought a Win XP Pro oem SP2 disc from an internet sales company a few months ago for $114.99. It had a proper COA and key number and validated after I installed it. It was the full hologram Microft disc and came with a mouse so Microsoft's requirement that it be bought with hardware was met. Just be careful you aren't buying a counterfeit which won't validate.

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 10:44 PM

As of October 17th, 2004. All Windows XP versions include SP2. At that time they pulled all previous versions (which at that time only including SP1).


So, as long as you buy from a reputabile company, I don't think you will have any problems.
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Posted 14 August 2005 - 07:25 AM

it will say on the box(retial), or disk(OEM), if it has SP1 or 2, eg Microsoft windows XP Profesional Sp2
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