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MXKNWOLF

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Hi, I'm soon going to be making a new gaming computer, and i wanted to know if i would have to buy a new OS because i'm trying to save as much money as possible, I currently have Microsoft Windows XP which i've heard is really bad should I upgrade to Windows 7 for $100? And if XP is good enough, could I transfer it to my new computer? Thankyou for your time.
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SleepyDude

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Hi,

It depends on the type of license for Windows XP you have, if its a retail you can transfer the license to a new computer if its a OEM included when you buy the computer you can't because it's against the Microsoft licensing terms.

Normally the best option is to by a Windows 7 OEM license with the new computer, legally you can buy a OEM license only with a new computer.
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Besides what has already been stated think about this. You are building a new system with new parts and you want to save money by putting a old OS that will loose support from Microsoft in less then a year. Besides I highly doubt XP will have drivers for your new system.
Update to Win7 and you will be fine. Also if you get win7 now you will be eligible for the Win8 upgrade for 39.99 in OCT when it is released.
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MXKNWOLF
Also, you mention "upgrade to Win7 for $100.00".
rshaffer61 correctly tells you to "update" not "upgrade" to win7.
This is because a Win7 "upgrade" CD cannot "upgrade" over any version of Win XP.
You will need the "Full" version CD of win7 for your install.
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