More Than One Win XP Pro?

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  1. Samuel Des

    Samuel Des Supporting Actor

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    Aside from the Upgrade and Full versions of Win XP Pro, are there additional versions of this OS? I was scanning around, and noticed this:

    MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL EDITION UPGRADE - (RETAIL BOX)- (E85-01012) $169.00

    MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL FULL VERSION- (RETAIL BOX)- (E85-01011) $179.00

    MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP Professional VERSION2002 (OEM). Includes Windows CD, Ownership License, and manual. Microsoft Software must be purchased with any computer hardware $123.00

    What is Version 2002?
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    It's just the discs that are meant to be sold with a new computer. It's the same as the FULL version, and many computer stores will just sell you those discs if you ask, but they're not supposed to
     
  3. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

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    I'm not sure what they mean by "2002", but the main distinction between that version and the other two is that it's OEM.
     
  4. KyleS

    KyleS Screenwriter

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    Yes that is the OEM version they are not supposed to sell it to you unless you purchase (if memory serves me correctly) a Motherboard, CPU, & HD at minimum. A lot of places buy loads of the OEM versions and sell them as full liscenced copies. I saw what happened to a store that did that when Microsoft found out... All I can say is it wasnt pretty and the store was closed within a month.

    KyleS
     
  5. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    Most of the online stores (reputable ones that have been around a long time and do tons of business) that I frequent will sell the OEM versions with *any* hardware purchase. Some restrict to mobo, CPU or HD, but I haven't run across any that make you buy all 3.
    And as far as "version" goes, yes they are all the same version of XP. And even if they were slightly different it wouldn't matter because you'd still have to go to the official Microsoft site and keep downloading updates ad nauseum anyway. [​IMG]
     
  6. Samuel Des

    Samuel Des Supporting Actor

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    Thanks for the tips, guys. I wanted to make sure I understood if there were any differences.

     
  7. KyleS

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