Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM

By Bisirko
Jun 9, 2007
  1. If I buy Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM, what is the difference between this cheap $90 version, and the 199.99 version. I read the disclaimer and it said something about needed receipts of your MB, HD, CPU and other items, what does that mean. Anyone?
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    OEM Original Equipment Manufactuer. you get the Disk thats it, no support, no warranty no help should it go wrong.

    Full retail version: you get a disk, instructions, warranty leaflet, support numbers, but no ..Bill Gates wont come round and install for you..

    OEM's are usually included with a branded PC, where you go to the PC manufacturer should there be a problem.

    Full Retail Versions are for those who have a PC and want to change it to a new OS and will need support and advice from an MS representative.

    as for which you need, if you know PC's go for the OEM, if your a numpty with no clue as to what an OS is go for the retail.

  3. Bisirko

    Bisirko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    alright that makes alot more sense, thank you for your help
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