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Buying XP pro


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Seltox

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I've been looking around to buy XP pro, because I had a harddrive failure recently. I need to buy a new HDD. Anyway, it seems [bleep] near impossible for me to find XP professional that isn't upgrade or OEM!

I don't have a previous OS to install an upgrade over, and OEM's can only be installed once, yeah? Why are the full products so hard to find?
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XP Professional has only ever been available in OEM or Retail. The "full" version is basically a Retail licence without a pre-requisite of an existing installation (or CD) but without the restrictions of an OEM licence.
You can buy a new OEM licence and install it forever and a day if you want to.
Do you not already have an XP licence and CD that you can use?
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I don't have _anything_ anymore :)
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Buy an OEM copy. It'll install onto an empty drive.
You can use it again if you need to, you can use it as many times as you need to.
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