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MoonJelly

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#1 11 years ago

Guten tag. A few years ago I owned from newegg an OEM copy of Windows XP Pro SP2. It was nice because I could put it on a PC, take it off then put it on another without any problems. I did this a lot since my Pentium 3 systems would fail lol, ahh good days.

Anyways, I sold a PC with that copy of Windows so I would like to buy it again, but I know that newegg only carries the WinXP Pro SP3 OEM copies, which I heard you can only install on one PC because it integrates itself to the motherboard? That's what I read off on a lot of websites. At Amazon though, they have the old WinXP Pro SP2 ones, so I was wondering are those the ones that allow you to install and take off and put on another PC whenever you want to like my copy I had before?

Here's the site: Amazon.com: windows xp professional: Software

They have SP2B, and SP2C. Just don't want to waste money on an OEM that only allows one PC to use it.




Junk angel

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#2 11 years ago

All the copies allow that to be honest. Even though microsoft slightly changed the OEM EULA and end system builders shouldn't be using them anymore.

Most people don't even have issues with win7 OEM versions and move them from PC to pc without larger issues.




MoonJelly

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#3 11 years ago

Junk angel;5182506All the copies allow that to be honest. Even though microsoft slightly changed the OEM EULA and end system builders shouldn't be using them anymore.

Most people don't even have issues with win7 OEM versions and move them from PC to pc without larger issues.

Oh wow I didn't know that. So what kind of problems would I run into if a while down the road I have a new PC I want to put the OEM WinXP on (or Win7)? And are those SP2 versions of OEM on Amazon the ones that do not have any problems?




Junk angel

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#4 11 years ago

All OEM version are the same. Some just have sp2 or 3 slipstreamed




MoonJelly

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#5 11 years ago

Ohh ok I see. Good deal. I can buy Win XP Pro now!