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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bwhatch2, Jan 1, 2010.

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  1. bwhatch2

    bwhatch2 Thread Starter

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    i recently bought a new 64 bit system with vista installed, i then upgraded to w7 when it was released. my old system was running xp and now that i have used wv and w7 i really miss xp so am looking to buy a new copy (my old is 32 bit.) since it's not supported anymore i can't find it at any my regular places (i.e. best buy, microsoft, circuit city, etc...) i see on e-bay where i can by the activation key but something sounds fishy there. my questions... can anyone recommend a good reputable place to purchase xp 64bit? and, is simply buying the key off e-bay legal?
     
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    u wont be able to use your old copy of windows xp on the new computer anyway because u dont have a legit coa sticker on the computer for xp. to buy a legit and legal copy of xp either home or pro most computer repair places might still have a copy they can sell u.just buying a key off of ebay or anywhere else is risky.if u buy from ebay u are better off buying the complete unopened disk with the coa sticker inside. then u know its never been used.u can use xp 32 bit with no problems as long as there is drivers for xp for your make and model computer.if there is no drivers for xp available u will be out of luck im afraid.and xp is supported till at least 2014 from what ive heard.hope this helps u.
     
  3. raybro

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    you can still buy XP at Amazon.

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    There are still a number of places to get XP. Hera are a few.
    http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2571832&csid=_21

    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=604652

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...72&name=Windows-XP&Nav=|c:306|&Sort=0&Recs=10

    And of course Newegg listed above, a Google search will give you more options. They`re all gonna be about the same price though, plus or minus a few dollars, some with free shipping. Stay away from the downloadable , cheap versions, that is if you want a legit copy and no headaches.

    Newegg is one of my favorite shopping places, they have super fast service and free shipping on alot of items, but i didn`t see the 64bit ver there.
     
  7. raybro

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    Found another XP Home on Amazon for $90. My personal preference would be for XP Pro found by The Hound. My experience is Pro is more stable and cleaner than Home.

    Raybro
     
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    Driver support for Windows XP 64-bit was pretty limited. Chances are high that you'd run into problems trying to use it. It's also possible that Windows XP 32-bit drivers don't exist for your new hardware. Before trying to find a copy of Windows XP, you should verify the availability of drivers first.
     
  9. Rich-M

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    I agree with double here, I would forget about XP 64 bit as there just isn't enough driver support, stay with 32 bit.
    You do have to be careful with XP purchases on ebay now that it's past it's prime. I got 2 perfectly valid looking XP Pro copies cheap that Ms says are NG and it's really annoying me!
     
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