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where is windows xp?

By SystemCheck ·
my boss want windows xp pro, anyone know where i can get a legit copy and a bunch of them?

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by bsharpe37

Just for clarification:
How many machines are you doing this to?
Does your company have a volume license agreement or a select 6 or other select Microsoft agreement?
What are your current machines running
Is there a special reason your boss does not want to upgrade? - Other then he just knows XP
You do know Windows 7 has a XP Theme you can use to make it look mostly like XP.
The other posts are correct in April 2014 you will need to take your XP machines off your network, so why pay for something that you can only use for another 3 years?

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Downgrade Rights

by TheChas In reply to where is windows xp?

If you have valid Windows Vista or Windows 7 licenses, in theory all you need is one copy of XP with a valid product key.

You install XP on the system and then phone in to activate and use the Windows 7 or Vista key.

More information is available from Microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/what_to_do_downgrade_rights.aspx

Keep in mind that patch support for XP is limited to security threats and ends in 2014. After support ends, computers with XP must be kept off of the Internet to avoid infecting the entire network.

Chas

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Windows 7

by willcomp In reply to where is windows xp?

XP was pulled from the market about a year ago and is no longer available from MS authorized distributors. Copies may be available on eBay or other sources but I recommend caution -- good possibility of pirated copies.

TheChas is correct about downgrades and also that support for XP ends in April 2014. Is there any way to convince your boss to install Windows 7 instead? It has proven to be stable and reliable. Most older software will run in compatibility mode and there's XP Mode which provides a virtual XP machine.

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Depending on how many copies you need

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to where is windows xp?

Volume License may be an option for you. If you need 5 or more copies for Business Systems you can contact M$ VL Sales and order the necessary number of XP Licenses still.

Interesting I can post with this User Account but not the regular one that I use to answer questions.

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by PurpleSkys In reply to Depending on how many cop ...

i have been having a heck of a time posting to any questions at all the last week...it's becoming terribly hard to be a helpful person when we can't even post an answer for folks.

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to Depending on how many cop ...

It was pretty ugly just then... all the blogs with 0 comments, all the newest threads with 1 post only.
But I guess if the blogs get tweeted a billion times, nobody cares if there's no discussion? Too bad there are always those godawful blogs, which tend to get the worst errors ironed out in discussion... TR will have to raise the bar on it's output if discussion falters.

I also don't like the idea of a blog being tweeted around - that doesn't encourage independent, critical reading and examination ... we're becoming a species of drones!

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