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Did I order the right one?


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Peepo28

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i ordered Windows XP Home edition the other day, but i ordered Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade with Service Pack 2. That one was for $88 or something like that. The other one i just saw on the net is Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2 and that one is $189. Why is it more expensive and should I have ordered that one? Whats the difference between the two?

remember: I deleted all partitions off of my laptop and am trying to put windows XP back onto it from scratch. thanks!
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if your hard drive is empty and there is no operating system on it then....yes y ou ordered the wrong one...the upgrade does just what it says...it upgrades a current o/s..if you don't have an approved o/s on the system it will give you errors....also...xp home sucks....the extra money for pro is worht the pain you wil save
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Howdy:

As long as you have a legal version of Win98, Win98SE, WinME or Win2000, then you can use the upgrade cd to do a clean install..

Just have the qualifying program (one of those I mentioned) along with their Key Code handy as you will need them to verify the upgrade!!

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well i'm assuming that i dont have any OS on my laptop anymore b/c i ran a win98 bootdisk in it and did the fdisk thing to delete the primary partition. So that means that i dont have anything on there right?

and what about this one? is this right since i deleted all partitions?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16837102141
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bumpity bump! :tazz:
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You don't need anything on your hard-drive.. All you need is a legal operating system cd (one of those I mentioned) and the upgrade cd will work..

Otherwise, the one from newegg will do..

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thanks! :tazz:
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