how can i get XP with a serial number?
Posted 11 July 2007 - 02:30 PM
Posted 11 July 2007 - 03:02 PM
Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:01 PM
well what would you reccomend in doing then? and if i plan on building PCs, how would i get an OS for them? any tips on that?
Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:19 PM
You can buy serial numbers from Microsoft for the price of an OEM copy of Windows, which has to stay with that machine. (As far as I remember).
Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:24 PM
Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:36 PM
The retail version comes with a box, disk, manual and Microsoft offers support for it, you can transfer this to another computer if you upgrade later, but can only be on one computer at a time.
Here you can see the OEM version of Vista Home Premium.
Here you can see the retail version.
Posted 12 July 2007 - 03:43 AM
Edited by pip22, 12 July 2007 - 03:49 AM.
Posted 12 July 2007 - 07:07 AM
yes you have to get a license for EACH computer you want to install windows on...no matter if it's OEM or retail...you could get a volume license version of windows which would allow you to use one serial number on X amount of PC's but you have to buy X amount of licenses at once ...and to my recolection...they don't do less than 5 licenses in a VLK set and there's no cost savings at that level...if you buy say...25 licenses at once...then they cut the price buy a rellatively decent amount
Is there a way to get one disk, that i can install windows on all the PC's i make? Or would i have to do as you said, to buy XP, and then buy a serial number from windows each time i want to put windows onto one of the computers i build?
Posted 12 July 2007 - 08:45 AM
Well i'm not going to blow my money on OS's, especcially if its only going to be a hobby. Let me ask this; what linux would you guys recommend from your experience? I tried Ubuntu and it looked pretty nice. I might buy the better version if i'm able to intall it as many times as i want. I'd imagine so if they have a decent free version out. And thank you all for helping me out so far much apprecciated.
Edited by BL00DY_R0AR, 12 July 2007 - 08:47 AM.
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