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    Cheapest way to get a legal copy of XP Pro

    After doing some researh and after all the trouble I am having with MESH, I need to start sorting out this computer problem. It seems that X64 is going to be nothing but a nightmare and I will gain very little from it. Microsoft are offering X64 free to XP PRO users anyhow, so even if it does come good 6 months down the line I can always have it latter to make the most of my processor.

    So it looks like I will have to buy a legal copy of XP and lose all warrenties with MESH by doing so, but its the only way I will have trouble free new computer fun

    Any ideas on how to get it cheap?
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    Cheapset way is getting an OEM copy, but you need to buy some other hardware along with it. Some computer shops will sell an OEM copy along with a cheap mouse.

    How come the MESH doesn't have a XP licence on it?

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    if you buy XP media center edition (you have to look quite hard as strictly speaking it's not meant to be sold seperately) i've seen that going for 80 quid a while ago... plus you get media center which is cool.

    obviously home will set you back less than pro, and i doubt you will notice any difference (if at all)

    as it is, i'm not exactly an expert on buying operating systems (cough) so not much use i know!
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    Define legal, do u need a receipt ??? or just a box and license key

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    Do you even need a box?

    A disc and a licence key would do you....
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    I can get a legal version from Rob So I may just do that - I was just thinking about if I had problems with it etc I can get it sorted out properly. I have had a computer that has had niggles and problems for a long time I was hoping to have a new PC with everything above board and working as it should - something that isnt going to happen now

    ZS- read my other post mate to see my problem with MESH
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    Shame you don't live closer to me, i'd get you're pc up and running for you no problem.
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    ah trust me - when something (hardware) goes wrong with a computer it's normally fairly easy to nail it down to a specific component... then replace that component, or if possible chase a warrenty on that part.

    if it's software then a format will always fix it.


    (unless you are talking very nasty viruses in which case a full write to zero will "always" fix it)
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    Ask rob nicely and he can easily sort it out for you

    hope you get this sorted mate - atleast the hardware is all good!
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    ebay.. loads on there. If not, its a new computer yeah.. OEM may be an option.. although technically its to be supplied with a new pc so i dunno where you stand on that.
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