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Issues Obtaining Windows XP Discs SP2 Or Above
« on: June 29, 2008, 01:27:03 AM »
Hello SoR members,

I primarily use Mac OS X Leopard - at the moment 10.5.3 - as my operating system.  I've an iMac and a MacBook Pro; this can make for some problems programming MCUs.  There is a solution, to dual boot XP using Boot Camp - I could also run Vista, but I prefer XP.  After a quick google search for Windows XP discs I find nothing; does anyone know stores that still carry the discs for it?

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Re: Issues Obtaining Windows XP Discs SP2 Or Above
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008, 01:46:06 AM »
nope. they're not prodcued anymore, most of the stuff related to xp is discontinued. hooray for microsoft (hooray = to stab smb in the eye)
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Re: Issues Obtaining Windows XP Discs SP2 Or Above
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008, 02:26:12 AM »
Man...

I think getting an original os is one thing...
But it's the only original thing in my pc!!! :P



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Re: Issues Obtaining Windows XP Discs SP2 Or Above
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008, 07:11:42 AM »
XP is still carried by a bunch of the larger tech stores.  NewEgg has it, both home and pro, as does BestBuy.
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Re: Issues Obtaining Windows XP Discs SP2 Or Above
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2008, 07:35:59 AM »
If you have SP1 you could upgrade

also the thing with the torrents

its not illegal to download the windows CD , however it is illegal to crack the installer. If you still have a valid key ( or you could buy one still) then its all perfectly legal. Remember that the store is selling license keys, they don;t really care about the installer.
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Re: Issues Obtaining Windows XP Discs SP2 Or Above
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2008, 12:25:06 PM »
You can usually buy the cd's and license keys on ebay

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Re: Issues Obtaining Windows XP Discs SP2 Or Above
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2008, 10:38:25 AM »
Target has the disk for $99.99.
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Re: Issues Obtaining Windows XP Discs SP2 Or Above
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2008, 12:24:46 PM »
use parallels, or fusion by vmware to run windows

and just download the TinyXP torrent. Its a stripped down version of XP (no bloatware) that is meant to run on older machines, or car pcs



 


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