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Postby F1Pilot on Sat Jan 03, 2004 9:39 am

Can anyone out there give me prices on a full version of XP Pro? 299.99 at CompUSA. Can you believe that? Damn. :-?

Found an OEM version for 120.00
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Postby rmdir on Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:57 pm

Can you upgrade? Comp USA is having a sale, starting tomorrow, on XP Pro upgrade for $170 after instant rebate. I don't know if having something old like W98 would work or not.
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Postby F1Pilot on Sat Jan 03, 2004 1:52 pm

Thanks for the tip, mdir. I have 2000 and 98SE, but don't want to do an upgrade. I like to do full installs...I'm mental that way.
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:37 pm

You can do full installs, you just have to put in the old disk when it asks you to, to prove you own the old version.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:54 pm

XP Home Upgrade is about $100, and has most of the features of Pro.

If you can live without the Pro features, you can save quite a bit of money.
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Postby Dartman on Sat Jan 03, 2004 3:53 pm

The pro version is just better and the features should have been included with home so I don't blame him for wanting pro.
At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it...... :P
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Postby F1Pilot on Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:46 pm


aviationwiz-
Huh. Damn. Simple as that? So I don't need to do an overlay (install 2000/98SE THEN install XP Pro over it)?

UALOneKPlus & Dartman-
Heh! Yeah. I want the features in the Professional version and I prefer blue over green . Okay, kidding about the color.

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Postby Dartman on Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:51 pm

that should work, it worked for 95 upgrade and also worked for 98. I think all you really need is win.com so it finds it then it can do a full install, it just wants to see a previuos version on a drive. I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure that's how it used to work.
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Re: Wicked deals on XP Professional?

Postby georgeg on Sat Jan 03, 2004 11:57 pm

F1Pilot wrote:Can anyone out there give me prices on a full version of XP Pro? 299.99 at CompUSA. Can you believe that? Damn. :-?

Found an OEM version for 120.00


Do some searching with PriceWatch or My Simon and see what you can find. I did a quicky search on PriceWatch and came up with a price of $ 137 for an XP Pro full version, non-OEM here: http://www.amamax.com/swspecialwinxpprdsp.html

I've never heard of the place but you might check with resellerratings to see if you'd trust them with your money. A few months back, I bought my full retail package of XP Pro for $180 so you should be able to beat CompUSA's price easily.
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Re: Wicked deals on XP Professional?

Postby F1Pilot on Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:22 am

georgeg wrote:$ 137 for an XP Pro full version, non-OEM here: http://www.amamax.com/swspecialwinxpprdsp.html
$137 for non OEM...NICE! I'll have to consider that. Thanks!

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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:48 am

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Postby F1Pilot on Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:45 am

Thanks for the link, aviationwiz! I think I might have ordered from these guys awhile back. Sweet!
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Jan 04, 2004 7:43 pm

Yeah, $300 or so for the full version of XP Pro is fairly standard. I'd be a little worried about $137 for the full version of XP Pro (if it's not OEM); that is so inexpensive that it seems "too good to be true".
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Postby georgeg on Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:34 pm

CDRecorder wrote:Yeah, $300 or so for the full version of XP Pro is fairly standard. I'd be a little worried about $137 for the full version of XP Pro (if it's not OEM); that is so inexpensive that it seems "too good to be true".


I couldn't agree more about $137 sounding too good to be true. I had reservations about posting the web site reference. I also did a search on My Simon and the best price I found there was $185 which seems more reasonable. (I bought my full version last spring for $180 so $185 doesn't seem too good to be true.)

You do your research, find a selection of prices, check them out with resellerratings.com and ultimately, you have to take a chance. You just have to decide how big a risk you are comfortable with.
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Postby kirpen on Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:52 am

I had no clue it costs that much. I got it for $5 bucks at school a few years ago.
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Postby F1Pilot on Sat Jan 10, 2004 1:42 pm

Damn...didn't know Wal-Mart sold OEM stuff. Learn something new all the time. Not cheap, but they got XP Pro OEM for 198.98.
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Postby Spazmogen on Sat Jan 10, 2004 6:32 pm

EASTOUTLET has it for $144.99 FULL OEM though. But I don't see any requirement to buy hardware with it.

OEM vs. RETAIL: it should be the same disc, just a slight difference the cd key (at least I think so).

Personally: I'd go OEM and save a few bucks.

TIGERDIRECT.COM has it for $159.99 but you have to buy non-microsoft hardware (ie: drive power cable for $3) with it. Note the picture is wrong in the Tiger ad.
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Whats the differance between OEM and Retail???

Postby coadman on Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:57 pm

I recieved this add via email yesterday,,has the WinXP Pro for $40 bucks.
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Postby Dartman on Mon Jan 12, 2004 9:53 pm

Sounds like backups from Russia or somewhere that doesn't care about copyright laws. If you want to do that there are easier ways I think.
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Postby F1Pilot on Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:11 pm

Thanks for posting, coadman. The input is appreciated. I DO want legit software. Coincidentally, a friend sent me this link questioning it: http://ibackups.net/
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so,,,,,?

Postby coadman on Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:26 pm

F1Pilot wrote:Thanks for posting, coadman. The input is appreciated. I DO want legit software. Coincidentally, a friend sent me this link questioning it: http://ibackups.net/


Do you suppose the email site I posted are actually backup copies, not originals?(the price would tend to make you wonder)
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Postby Dartman on Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:42 pm

I would think so. Interesting site and all but then they say no support from manufacturer and these shoud be considered backup copies. I'd also be very afraid to give them any info.
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Postby F1Pilot on Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:27 am

I'm not sure how it is with the URL you supplied, coadman, but with the ibackups place, after digging around, I found a one liner about legally providing a backup of software titles...it's the responsibility of purchasers to adhere to licensing...yadda...something. But yeah...great price, but not legit.
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Postby Spazmogen on Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:19 pm

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So,,,,

Postby coadman on Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:32 pm

Spazmogen wrote:THIS EBAY POWERSELLER $128 + shipping for OEM

HE's got several more available


Do you all think "this" is a legal, on the up & up, software? If it is,,that's certainly a good price.
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