Windows XP price question

  muscic lover 00:17 20 Mar 2005

I am thinking of buying (and upgrading) to windows XP from windows Me.
What would a REAL copy of XP Home cost? And would it be better to get XP HOME or XP professional?? I want the CD so that if all crashes (never happened right?!).... well what better way to spend hours of time loading windows again?

  961 11:11 20 Mar 2005

A retail copy of xp upgrade costs from about £70, an oem edition about £10 less, but that expires with the machine, whereas the upgrade can be uninstalled and then installed on a new machine. Buy from well known retailer or mail order supplier, not from auction site or computer market. Look for easter offers

I can't see any reason for a home user to buy xp professional

  TomJerry 11:28 20 Mar 2005

found one £66 click here, do not know about the company, it list address and etc, you can give them a buzz to check out

Amazon sell for £79

  spuds 13:07 20 Mar 2005

Try Ebuyer click here XP Home £57.26 [Quickfind code 66489] XP Pro [Quickfind code 66490] £88.88 Both are Oem versions with SP2 included. Retails packs are available.

  ade.h 15:59 20 Mar 2005

Worth noting that the upgrade version is a full version (for clean installing) but requires a copy of 98, 98se or ME to be inserted during the install process.

  ade.h 15:59 20 Mar 2005

or win 2000

  tenplus1 16:12 20 Mar 2005

XP Home is the better option as Xp Pro only gives you extra networking features and multi-processor support (not needed)...

You can buy Xp Home for £58.96 here: click here

  Rayuk 20:03 20 Mar 2005

I just last week purchased a copy of WinXP Home upgrade for £70.45p inc click here p&p from

  Quickbeam 21:48 20 Mar 2005

Is it still possible to make a slipstreamed install disk with an upgrade plus qualifying disk?

  Rayuk 17:22 21 Mar 2005

Looks as if the answer is yes to your question
click here

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