XP licence for £25? Dodgy or not?

  buel 13:13 19 Dec 2009
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Hi,
I currently have Vista on my laptop and am thinking of making a few partitions andhaving Windows 7 and XP on 2 other partitions. My local Pc shop say that they have Xp licences for sale at £25 a go, i asked why they are so cheap and they said it was because they were off other PCs that they had to scrap. I asked if id be able to download the service packs ok with those licences and they said that it 'should' be ok.
please can anyone give me their advice as to whether this is ok?

  armacomroll 15:13 20 Dec 2009

Hi I've just dual booted windows 7 with xp professional sp3 which I purchased for £35. It is a legal copy and it activated and downloaded all updates without any problems. Purchased from click here
If you have kids or grandkids in school or college there is a special student offer for windows 7 professional for £36 from click here
Vista was very slow and windows 7 as made a new machine of my pc

  Quiller. 15:19 20 Dec 2009

defunct XP oem licence numbers from scapped laptops. All fairley useless unless I come across a similar machine with the licence missing.

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