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Which WIN home XP to buy?

By jbausch
Dec 8, 2007
  1. I am really confused. I need to buy a WinXP home to install on a HDrive that has Win 98se on it. I am seeing Win XP home full retail edition, Win XP home OEM, Win XP home with Volume license key, WIN XP home upgrade.
    Which one do I buy? I may also want to use the software to install on another system that I am buidling for my son.

    Confused in NJ!!
     
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    You will want to buy the "Win XP home with Volume license key" version, to keep it short :)

    If you want more info, let me know ;)
     
  3. jbausch

    jbausch TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Should I buy a second OS copy to put on the second system that I am considering?
     
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,650

    u will not need to if u buy the Volume license key version with that u can install windows on as many as u need it on but u will have to purchase the license for each computer. if u want a copy of windows for each computer then u could purchase the OEM version, but u would have to have two copies of the disk and if u decided to install on another computer u would have to buy another copy.
     
  5. jbausch

    jbausch TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you all for your help
     
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