CHEAP XP Software

  B.J. 12:05 16 Sep 2011
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Just putting together a barebones system and I would like to think that I can fit a new Mobo and CPU again when I need an update in the future but am I still faced with having to buy a new OS every time I make some improvements to outdated hardware ? I've looked at OS XP discs on ebay that are very cheap but how can you be sure that the supplier is good ? Has anybody found a good 'en ? Is there an XP disc that I can use again and again ? B.J.

  rdave13 12:38 16 Sep 2011

Retail discs you can use to install on any PC but only one at a time. If you change the motherboard then you can reinsall with a retail disc. It's the OEM discs that dies with the PC.

  rdave13 12:43 16 Sep 2011

Here's an example of a true retail disc,XP not an Upgrade or OEM.

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