Charging for SP2 ?

  s99Raj 16:13 15 Apr 2008

When Windows Service Pack 2 came out for XP you could download it for free, or Microsoft could send you a free copy of it on CD or several magazines gave away a copy of it with the magazine. You can still download it for free now from various sites.

A friend of mine recently went to PC World (in Poole, Dorset) and there they charged him £15 for a copy of SP2 on CD-R. I thought this was way out of order. Are they allowed to do this?

  DieSse 16:19 15 Apr 2008

Basically they can charge what they like for the service of writing him a CD.

However IMO it's bang out of order to charge that much.

  User-312386 16:22 15 Apr 2008

Thats daylight robbery considering you can get it for free on downloads from windows update click here

  s99Raj 16:34 15 Apr 2008

Well this is what I'm saying - it's daylight robbery.
Has he got any chance going back to them and kicking up a fuss?

  Woolwell 16:46 15 Apr 2008

They may well be charging him for the time taken to download it and put it on a CD.

  User-312386 16:48 15 Apr 2008

Not really. If they advised him of the price and he accepted the sale, then thats that.

However, i wonder if someone from PCA Towers might want to take the challenge up on his behlaf as they have more clout.

E-Mail the Forum editor and ask him mate. You never know, could be an article one day in PCA

  User-312386 16:55 15 Apr 2008

I just thought, SP3 is now out and alledgedly better, although i cant see any change yet

  Stuartli 18:16 15 Apr 2008

Some info on SP3:

click here

  Stuartli 18:18 15 Apr 2008


click here

  wis 18:38 15 Apr 2008

just a thought if your friend has a copy xp
not registerd ms will not freely download

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