MS XP ..going legal

  Rob6 21:25 29 Jul 2007
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Hi, I have a dodgy copy of MS XP Professional and want to go legal. The Geniume MS site is offering me a product key for £95. However I am thinking of buying XP Home OEM edition instead as I do not need the XP Professional features. Question is will I be able to install XP Home over the top XP Prof?

  Strawballs 21:35 29 Jul 2007

you would be better off backing up all you want to kep and doing a clean install.

  Rob6 21:44 29 Jul 2007

Sorry - by dodgy I do not mean it is crashing I mean it is a pirate copy.

  VoG II 21:48 29 Jul 2007

Yes but what are you going to do to keep copies of 'your stuff' - documents, e-mails ...

  Rob6 22:34 29 Jul 2007

Strawballs and VoG - thanks for the advice ..understood.

I need a new graphics card do you think any vendors will sell me XP Home OEM id I was to just also order a graphics card?

  mrwoowoo 22:44 29 Jul 2007

You can buy xp home oem from any local pc shop near myself without buying any hardware so yours should be the same.
On the net novatech are cheap and very reliable.If you buy oem xp from them they recommend you buy a data cable or something cheap to cover yourself with the hardware issue,although it's not enforced.Certainly you could buy a graphics card and os from anywhere you like.

  Strawballs 22:49 29 Jul 2007
  Rob6 23:04 29 Jul 2007

Thank you all

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