where can I buy the disc for winxp official os (1 user) OEP?

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    where can I buy the disc for winxp official os (1 user) OEP?
     
    inkdrips, Sep 29, 2020
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    Mr Siamese Cat

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    Why not buy this brand new Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

    Its here on this little known site called ebay along with literally hundreds of other brand new never opened Windows XP Professional Disks. From basically anywhere in the world.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Microsof...503665?hash=item3fe25a3a71:g:6zwAAOSwOWpe0Ecb

    Or how about this one

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Window-XP-64-bit/293754615049?hash=item446523b509:g:SF4AAOSwKFlfbxCD

    Or this

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-...908417?hash=item23e17ccf01:g:d08AAOSw1wtfcPhC
     
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    Thanks, didn't expect it to be on ebay.
     
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Microsof...503665?hash=item3fe25a3a71:g:6zwAAOSwOWpe0Ecb

    I don't think you should get this one.

    "- Came with Dell PC and is new.
    - I don't have a licence key for it.
    - All working so no returns"

    "All working" means he has to install it to know that. "Came with Dell PC" also means he has installed it and that it is an OEM disk. An OEM disk is from a specific computer manufacturer (in this case Dell) and they are loaded with extra junk, mostly unwanted, sometimes difficult to get rid of. "No license key" is because he has already used the license key to use this OS on his Dell computer.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Window-XP-64-bit/293754615049?hash=item446523b509:g:SF4AAOSwKFlfbxCD

    This says "Like new" which is not the same as "New". Almost certainly a "Used" one. Also 64 bit is not generally recommended. I have never used the 64 bit but I have heard that it causes many problems. 32 bit is the most widely used and trouble free XP version.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-...908417?hash=item23e17ccf01:g:d08AAOSw1wtfcPhC

    This seller is another crook on ebay. Zoom the picture and look at the left hand edge where it says in red letters "For distribution only with a new PC" The writing at the top left mentions OEM twice. Below that you can see "Licensed for distribution only to specific countries in Europe"

    Go for one where the seller says some thing like "Unopened", "in original sealed package" with "product key" which is essential to register your product. Otherwise Microsoft will block you off after one month. Another idea is to buy from a seller in the country you live in which should make 'returns' easier. Ebay is full of crooks like this. You need to be very careful. I have seen far more genuine stuff on Amazon. I suggest you look around there.

    If you get an XP with SP 2 don't forget to add SP 3 after installation and fully update the set up afterwards, all the way to 2020. You can get help here for both these tasks.
     
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    You have to be hyper vigilant when shopping on Ebay - there are lots of scammers that will take your money with Ebay offering little in the way of re-imbursement. Safest bet is purchasing from sellers that are rated "Top rated Plus" - they offer quick returns and refunds. Yes, they generally cost more than standard sellers but for certain things (electronics, jewelry) it's a must. For little knick-knacks, flashlights etc. I don't care as much.

    The problem with Ebay is that many sellers think they can become rich by selling any old garbage they find and putting up for auction. Beware when purchasing ANY software. Most are used CDs with invalid software licenses so forget about being able to activate XP/Office etc. Buy from 'Top rated plus".
     
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