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Is Windows XP Recovery software same as Full Version?


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rainair

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I have a Mac Pro and want to partition the hard drive and install Windows so I can boot either OS. I found Windows XP Recovery software with Service Pack 2 on Craig's list originally packaged with a PCV-RX500 series SONY computer. Do you know if recovery software is the same as a full version software? The question is, will this software install OK on my Mac?
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It will not, it was made for a Sony computer and will work only on a Sony. you need an XP retail cd for your Mac.

Here are the different cd made:

OEM – Which are usually sold with the computer
Retail – Brought stand alone in stores like BestBuy, CompUSA etc..
Upgrade – To upgrade from a previous operating system
Branded – Specifically branded copies from large computer manufacturers like Dell
Action pack – Was part of the Microsoft Action Pack
Volume License – Typically used in large businesses, government and educational institutions
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Very helpful. thank you so much!
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the XP Recovery cds are only used to repair a already installed xp OS that is screwed up somehow...
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