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Do NOT buy Windows XP CD.
« on: October 09, 2017, 07:39:42 PM »
Do not buy a Windows XP  From eBay or anybody.  :)
CD. Unless you know your really have to have it.
You don't have to buy it if:
▐ You already have a valid COA key
▐ The PC already had a legal XP, but the HDD failed
▐ It is for a backup PC with COA  sticker

Today I had to install XP again on my PC doe to a bad thing I did.  So I looked on eBay for a replacement OEM CD only to find people are charging  $20 . But I have a  a key, and don't need to pay that  price.

Then I saw something that got me to think.  Looking g around, I see t the full ISO
image is free on a few trustworthy sites.

Just Google:
XP SP3 ISO Full Version Free
Somehow I had the idea that nobody could do this. I was wrong.  :-X It is legal to download the full ISO, not just to SP3 update.

So I did, and I am going to put it on a USB stick.   :)

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Re: Do NOT buy Windows XP CD.
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 06:52:42 AM »
If it doesn't include SP1 your in for a long fun ride...
   
 
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Re: Do NOT buy Windows XP CD.
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 11:18:08 AM »
Just Google:
XP SP3 ISO Full Version Free
Are you serious?

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Re: Do NOT buy Windows XP CD.
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 12:03:34 PM »
Are you serious?
Yes. I did that and Google gave me these: {headlines only, no links.}

Windows XP SP3 ISO Full Version Free Download

Windows XP SP3 .iso Download Full Version + Key

Windows Xp iso Free Download Full Version

Windows XP Professional 64 Bit ISO Free Download [SP3

Windows XP SP3 Free Download Bootable ISO - Web

I just now did a Google and the above are the first five. I understood earlier that nobody can do that. But it seems that maybe they can. Now if I would have asked for a free Movie that is currently in the theaters, I am sure Google would decline.

Has Microsoft gone soft?  ::)

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Re: Do NOT buy Windows XP CD.
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 12:42:56 PM »
I just now did a Google and the above are the first five. I understood earlier that nobody can do that. But it seems that maybe they can. Now if I would have asked for a free Movie that is currently in the theaters, I am sure Google would decline.

Has Microsoft gone soft?
No, you have. Google is not a policeman, and downloading "free" versions of well-known software is a pretty good way of joining a bot net or giving your confidential data to God knows who, or worse. You might even get the malware from visiting the sites.

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 04:19:02 PM »
"I thought stealing cars was illegal but I found so many people who left theirs unlocked, so I guess the law has changed!"
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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Re: Do NOT buy Windows XP CD.
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 04:31:35 PM »
   
 
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