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Old 11-06-2006, 10:06 PM   #1
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Question What's the Diff?

I need to get an OS, so, was looking at Newegg.com and I'm not sure what to go with...

What's the difference between these two? (besides $130)

Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2b 1pk w/Upgrade Coupon for Vista - OEM

Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP2 - Retail
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:14 PM   #2
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other than the coupon for vista, the thing that really shoots the price up is OEM vs Retail, OEM is basically a CD with the cd-key and retail comes in a box with a manual blah blah blah id go for the cheaper 1
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:22 PM   #3
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other than the coupon for vista, the thing that really shoots the price up is OEM vs Retail, OEM is basically a CD with the cd-key and retail comes in a box with a manual blah blah blah id go for the cheaper 1
Thank you.. yeah... screw paying $130 for a box and manual... who reas that stuff anyways...
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:22 PM   #4
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yea cheaper oem is same shite, either that or you can wpa kill it hint hint
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:26 PM   #5
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yea cheaper oem is same shite, either that or you can wpa kill it hint hint
Yeah, right now I have a "fake" copy of it, and am getting tired of the all "not genuine software crap)....

PS: Will I need to re-install all my stuff if I do this ?
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:28 PM   #6
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rooz, do you go to college or know someone who does? a lot of times, college stores offer win xp and other microsoft software (ms strikes deals with colleges and school systems, its all about product placement)

a lot of times you can get xp for $10 or $15. the copy i use is from our college store and cost only 10. and no worries, its fully legal and completely functional. on top of that, it lacks the PITA licensing in retail versions, which is a good thing. . .
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:33 PM   #7
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rooz, do you go to college or know someone who does? a lot of times, college stores offer win xp and other microsoft software (ms strikes deals with colleges and school systems, its all about product placement)

a lot of times you can get xp for $10 or $15. the copy i use is from our college store and cost only 10. and no worries, its fully legal and completely functional. on top of that, it lacks the PITA licensing in retail versions, which is a good thing. . .

I do, but am not sure If they provide that... I'll look into it. But if They don't, would you mind getting it for me and send it (i dunno, probably give you ~40 for it shipped )
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:37 PM   #8
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umim runin it right now jeez, no its all good, so was that a yes or a no?
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:39 PM   #9
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man my shite is genuine i just done install the updates, they cause problems anyway. sp2 is as new as it gets on xp, besides media player quiktime etc, just have a good antivirus and youl be kewl.
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:42 PM   #10
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:56 PM   #11
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Yes, you will have to un-install and re-install the XP Pro.

Yeah, XP Pro is dirt cheap at our University Bookstore too. You can get ALL the Office software for less than $100.
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I do, but am not sure If they provide that... I'll look into it. But if They don't, would you mind getting it for me and send it (i dunno, probably give you ~40 for it shipped )

i cant technically do that, its aganist the EULA
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