Not System Builder - Can I buy OS for New Build

  Shikaree 17:10 28 Apr 2009

Hi Folks,

Is it a fact that if I want to build my own Computer I will not be able to purchase the Operating System because I'm not A System Builder.

Please confirm.



  hssutton 17:16 28 Apr 2009

No it's not a fact, in fact it's totally fiction.

When you buy the materials for your computer you will be able to purchase an OEM operating system at the same time, but beware if you buy an OEM version is tied to that particular PC

click here-(OEM)

  bobbybowls 17:30 28 Apr 2009
  Shikaree 17:40 28 Apr 2009

Hi hssutton,

I spoke to one of the largest Online Computer Stores and was told only if I build for Resale. I wanted to purchase for the New Build, Windows XP as I have worked with it for so long on my present computer.


  wjrt 17:48 28 Apr 2009
  BT 17:50 28 Apr 2009

I bought a OEM Windows XP Home from Ebuyer just recently, no problems, just part of another order.

click here

  citadel 18:00 28 Apr 2009

windows support for xp will die out, vista is good as long as you get 4g of ram.

  Shikaree 18:34 28 Apr 2009


Did you buy Window XP on its own or with other components for a New Build. ebuyer sells it much cheaper.


  woodchip 18:40 28 Apr 2009

If not XP then Load a Free Linux till may be Windows 7 release

  woodchip 18:42 28 Apr 2009

You never know but you may not go back to windows after running Linux try the New Ubuntu click here

  DieSse 18:54 28 Apr 2009

A comparative view of Ubuntu.

click here

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