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Window XP Professional?
« on: June 15, 2009, 02:59:59 PM »
Is anyone Selling Window XP Professional as I cant stand Vista as it is very poor!

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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 03:05:14 PM »
I know what you mean! :( - XP Professional was much better! Hopefully Windows 7 will be a bit better! :)

Sorry I don't have a spare copy of XP Professional though mate! :(
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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 03:27:56 PM »
Do you need a CD KEY with it? or just the CD?

If it's just the CD, I have plenty.
If you require a CD KEY with it, then I 'may' have a legit XP Pro kicking around, but I need to go and check when I'm back at home.

btw. I 100% agree with you, Windows XP Professional is miles better than Vista ..... I've also tried Windows 7 and think that's crap too.

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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 03:34:43 PM »
For future reference if you are buying a new PC then get Vista business as it can be downgraded to XP-Pro on the same license.

Not much help now though :(

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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 03:37:18 PM »
Am I the only person who likes Vista and Windows 7?!?!?!?!?

Saying that, still prefer Linux....

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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 03:39:29 PM »
I prefer Mac OS X to be honest ;)
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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 03:42:20 PM »
For future reference if you are buying a new PC then get Vista business as it can be downgraded to XP-Pro on the same license.

Not much help now though :(
Some manufacturers (such as Fujitsu-Siemens and Dell) do what's called a 'twinload'
I don't know why they call it that, as it doesn't have both OSes on it!
Anyway, if you get Vista Business, and go for the twinload, you get an XP Pro 'downgrade' CD.

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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009, 03:45:47 PM »
I prefer Mac OS X to be honest ;)

Im with you on that one. Just wish Apple would allow OS X to be installed on PCs. (Without going down the 'hackintosh' route - which I have tried!)

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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009, 03:47:58 PM »
I bought a laptop with Vista Basic and must say its terrible. I'm thinking of going back to XP or Windows 98 second edition.

Try amazon.co.uk, I'm sure I seen some there a while back when looking for XP Home.
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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2009, 04:36:55 PM »
I bought a laptop with Vista Basic and must say its terrible. I'm thinking of going back to XP or Windows 98 second edition.
Yuck! Vista Basic is appawling!
XP would be a good choice.
However, I can almost guarentee that you won't be able to get Windows 98 drivers for your new laptop, meaning Win98SE is out the question.

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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2009, 05:32:48 PM »
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Yuck! Vista Basic is appawling!

That what I have got and I couldnt agree with you more! VISTA SUCK!  >:(
I already got CD Keys of window XP but my Window XP CD is no good because it got Crack on the CD :(

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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2009, 06:13:05 PM »
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Yuck! Vista Basic is appawling!

That what I have got and I couldnt agree with you more! VISTA SUCK!  >:(
I already got CD Keys of window XP but my Window XP CD is no good because it got Crack on the CD :(
In that case, I have loads of original XP Pro CDs .... just not any CD keys for them (as they've all been activated on old PCs in the past)
Let me know if you want one ..... they're not worth owt if you ask me, but anyway, the choice is yours

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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2009, 06:14:47 PM »
hey wool.cool,

It would be nice to have Window XP Pro CD and could I have them please?  ;)

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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2009, 06:17:44 PM »
Just remember - Some OEM XP CDs are brand specific. For example, a Dell XP CD wont work on a Sony.

There are websites out there that tell you how to change the OEM branding on a CD. Google for it....

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Re: Window XP Professional?
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2009, 06:22:23 PM »
hey wool.cool,

It would be nice to have Window XP Pro CD and could I have them please?  ;)
I'll fig them out and sort one out for you

Just remember - Some OEM XP CDs are brand specific. For example, a Dell XP CD wont work on a Sony.

There are websites out there that tell you how to change the OEM branding on a CD. Google for it....
Good point to bring up!
Although my XP Pro CDs are OEM versions ..... they are not brand specific versions, and hence, will work on ANY PC.
I can provide pictures if need be, but I'm sure all XP discs look very similar !?!

Most of them are original XP Pro CDs (in otherwords, they don't have any Service Packs slipstreamed) but I may have the odd XP Pro with SP2 integrated kicking around.
These CDs have come from me going through PCs like nobody's business .... I build a PC, then I get bored of it and sell it .... then I build another etc.
Most of the time, I've ended up selling the PC with XP Pro installed but forgot to give the XP CD so have ended up with load of XP Pro CDs