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Old 05-26-06, 12:42 AM
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Cheapest price for licensed Win XP?

I don't mind OEM, as long as the selling site is reputable... Pricegrabber.com doesn't help you at all, horrible prices!
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Old 05-26-06, 04:45 AM
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$90 is about as good as it gets.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102059
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Old 05-26-06, 08:27 AM
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Outpost has it for $79.99.

http://shop1.outpost.com/product/458...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Doesn't appear to have SP2 though, so you'd have to download that.
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Old 05-26-06, 08:43 AM
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Thanks! I might go with Outpost...
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Old 05-27-06, 07:28 AM
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well if you are a student you can get it for even cheaper, and if you are an IT student you can get it for free
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Old 05-27-06, 09:46 AM
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check ebay
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Old 05-28-06, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
check ebay
Don't. Microsoft has started to ask eBay to start cracking down on unauthorized sales of OEM products.
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Old 05-28-06, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by joeblow69
Outpost has it for $79.99.

http://shop1.outpost.com/product/458...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Doesn't appear to have SP2 though, so you'd have to download that.
You could create a new slipstream install CD though with SP2 included. I've done that since I have the original XP disc and I didn't want to waste time after a rebuild of having to redownload and install everything from SP2. See here for how: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...slipstream.asp
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Old 05-29-06, 02:06 AM
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lots of places you can buy an oem copy with the purchase of certain pc parts
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Old 06-03-06, 10:59 AM
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well if you are a student you can get it for even cheaper, and if you are an IT student you can get it for free

I am a college student studying (when I go to class ) computer science. I've checked the college's bookstore but how does an IT student get it for free?
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Old 06-03-06, 11:35 AM
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I am a college student studying (when I go to class ) computer science. I've checked the college's bookstore but how does an IT student get it for free?
I think it depends on your university/college more than anything, and I don't think it's a sure thing, either.

My brother went to the University of Iowa, and they could get XP Pro for like $7.00. I went to a university in Chicago, and my school had nominal discounts. So it goes.
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Old 06-03-06, 04:31 PM
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It depends if your school is a partner with Microsoft, if they are then you can get it for free if you are a IT/CS student otherwise you can get discounted copies at the bookstore, I would check with your IT office for info.
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