Do i need a OS

By chance-
Aug 8, 2005
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  1. i am looking to buy a brand new computer and i dose not come with an OS but i can put it on there for like +89$ and i dont really want to spend that money because i already have the windows XP home disc from my previous pc. My question is do i have to have and OS on my computer already for the disc to work or can i have a plain computer and then install windows?
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    Is your current XP home CD a FULL VERSION? (in other words, it is not an upgrade version, right?).

    If it is a full version (including OEM), then you do not need to purchase a new version of windows. It will work on your new (window-less) computer.

    Question is, what are you doing with your old computer? If you are selling it to someone else, they are going to need that disk.....
  3. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 829

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