Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ryoken, Dec 19, 2006.
Where is the best, cheapest place to purchase Windows XP?
the black market... i think windows software is like 5-700 bucks at a box store..
Why would you want to? Come out of the dark and into the light: http://www.ubuntu.com/
xp home is like $100 I think.... i hate to even buy a copy... I have my disc here, just lost the stupid authentication code...
eh, my computer learning has kinda stopped these days...
I can f*ck around in xp's bios/registry a little.. but not sure i'm ready to go play with linux...
linux is pretty easy. I run Winslows cause you don't see many computer games for linux.
Modern distros like Ubuntu are pretty easy. Still, I was mostly being sarcastic But, if you have to reinstall windows on a machine, that is as good a time as any to try out the alternative. If you don't like it, you can always install windows over it later
i got it for you, just pmed ya
If you still have it installed, it's easy to recover your key from the installed OS
What RJ said. There's an app called "keyfinder" or something like that. It will actually find your key in the machine and you can write it down or print it.
Nope, I'm an a$$hat, no can do..
I decided to reformat. Instead of being smart and making a boot disc, I was lazy and just did it with the cd... nuked it, loaded xp, did it's thing, it rebooted to finish, then asked me for the key..
all it does now is go right to the setup for xp and ask for the key...
gonna add another harddrive to it while its down now..
haha, the ole Gateway P3 on 98 SE cranks! Ah, the joys of the blue screen of death...
I got a copy last week at Best Buy for 59.95, not sure if its still on sale or not.
XP Home (OEM)-
XP Media Center(OEM)-
XP Professional (OEM)-
Since I'm on computers here anyway, and am not current on the hot hardware, any harddrive brand recommendations?
I'm running a WD in the box and have had good luck with it.. How is Maxtor these days? Seagate? see alot of Seagate stuff on sale...
NewEgg or Tiger Direct?
norhing but western digital, and new egg.
You the man Thomas....
We need to talk... I could use the plasma if it's not too much of a hassle... if not, no big thang.. call me later today or tommorrow...
parts and steel are arriving!
seagate > wd .... and a WAY better warrenty 2.
Heres a secret for ya, if you have a windows XP home OEM disk (needs to be an OEM disk) you can check the sticker on the side of a buddies case and use that key to install. an OEM key can be activated 3 times before it triggers anything with M$.
I use nothing but Seagate these days.
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