cheap win xp

By mlm750sh
Feb 10, 2006
  1. hello all i have a question on these so called cheap win xp oem editions i got an email from allsoftpossible that can sell me oem win xp pro for 89.95 this is not the 1st and won t be the last has anyone bought from these people or others ? it seems too good to be true BUT ? i am tempted i see it too on ebay is it safe to buy from these sources ? or is it a rip off please help
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    most of those "oem" bargins are XP disks sold overseas and do not come with a COA. and in microsofts eyes are not legal versions of Windows.
  3. djleyo

    djleyo TS Rookie Posts: 42


    yeah dont trust it i got me one of these and its not a legal copy :unch:
  4. mlm750sh

    mlm750sh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cheasp win xp

    so what happended?
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    as long as its sealed in bag with the oem book
    it is legal to use.
    the trouble starts when you want to move it from one motherboard to another M$ will not give you new key
    as oem stays with the first board that you install on
  6. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    Beware when you buy OEM. It is illegal to sell an OEM copy of windows with out setting some sort of hardware. Like a CD rom or HDD. If they are goign to sell it to you for that cheap and nothing else. There is something going on and you shouldn't trust that website.
  7. mlm750sh

    mlm750sh TS Rookie Topic Starter


    so anyone tell me a good source to buy an inexpensive place to buy win xp ?
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    do a search on the net. I've seen XP pro advertised for as low as $75
  9. Smartmike

    Smartmike TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Where ,you got my intrest.
  10. KHRONE

    KHRONE TS Rookie


    I'd suggest checking eBay, just make sure the person you're buying from has good (and a decent amount of) feedback.
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