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where can i download a free version of windows xp

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where can i download a free version of windows xp

davidandrewmears
is there a web site out there where i can download a free version of windows xp?
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    bgalliford

    www.ubuntu.com


    or go buy XP like we all have to..

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    Ptero.4

    Wow. bgalliford. Exactly what I was goona suggest the OP. Or he might also go for www.kubuntu.com

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    Nell_Smith

    ... you'll find plenty of illegal copies of XP on offer if you search the Net, but not only will most of them not work at all, and those which do work will be flaky (and will be detected by Microsoft Update as fakes, thus denying you the vast majority of security patches and bugfixes), but also pretty much ALL illegal downloads of XP (or any other MSoft O/S, or any other major app, office suite and so on) are now home to a fascinating selection of malware ranging from viruses to keyloggers.

    So, by all means d/load a fake (you won't find a genuine copy for free... how do you think MSoft got so rich!?), but I'd advise you to never again use your machine for anything involving ANY of your own personal information... oh and also, don't be surprised when your machine slows to a crawl, as every botnet from here to Brazil starts having a party via your machine!*

    *If you don't know what I'm talking about, then DEFINITELY DO NOT INSTALL PIRATE (i.e. FREE) SOFTWARE ON YOUR PC!!

    Seriously, just buy a copy -- you NEED Microsoft's security patches, even the NON-critical ones (fake copies of XP can still get the critical ones ONLY via Automatic Updates) and also their bugfixes, as XP simply won't work without them; you NEED a PROPER copy of SP2 (and an unlicensed non-SP2 copy won't let you get it) and, more importantly, you NEED to stay away from the malware-ridden illegal downloads out there. It's not even just you who would be affected; we are all getting a bit tired of having to lock our computers down tighter than Fort Knox in order to keep out the botnet and mail-spamming Trojans which people who install illegal software are, probably without knowing it, spreading all over the Internet, themselves naturally included.

    Just buy a copy of XP and do the world a favour.

    Cheers,
    Nell :)

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    XP

    Not sure why you would want a copy of XP? Your best bet would be to buy a second hand computer with it on.If not get big boys toys at Opensource.org

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    Alpha-Male

    If you have an x64 system.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/facts/trial.mspx

    I know some books covering XP included a CD with a 120 day version of the x86 version as well. You may want to check Amazon.

    If you are looking for other than a free trial version, then good luck on the warez sites. Please don't bring any viruses, trojans or malware back with you....LOL

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    retro77

    Microsoft is selling XP for $5 in China.

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    OH Smeg

    As XP is a Propriety Pay For Software program sold by a company Called Microsoft who protect their products with a vengeance.

    If you have lost your recovery set you can contact your System maker and pay for a replacement set or if your OEM/Retail Copy of XP has been damaged you can ring M$ and get them to sell you another copy.

    Col

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    bgalliford

    www.ubuntu.com


    or go buy XP like we all have to..

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    Ptero.4

    Wow. bgalliford. Exactly what I was goona suggest the OP. Or he might also go for www.kubuntu.com

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    Nell_Smith

    ... you'll find plenty of illegal copies of XP on offer if you search the Net, but not only will most of them not work at all, and those which do work will be flaky (and will be detected by Microsoft Update as fakes, thus denying you the vast majority of security patches and bugfixes), but also pretty much ALL illegal downloads of XP (or any other MSoft O/S, or any other major app, office suite and so on) are now home to a fascinating selection of malware ranging from viruses to keyloggers.

    So, by all means d/load a fake (you won't find a genuine copy for free... how do you think MSoft got so rich!?), but I'd advise you to never again use your machine for anything involving ANY of your own personal information... oh and also, don't be surprised when your machine slows to a crawl, as every botnet from here to Brazil starts having a party via your machine!*

    *If you don't know what I'm talking about, then DEFINITELY DO NOT INSTALL PIRATE (i.e. FREE) SOFTWARE ON YOUR PC!!

    Seriously, just buy a copy -- you NEED Microsoft's security patches, even the NON-critical ones (fake copies of XP can still get the critical ones ONLY via Automatic Updates) and also their bugfixes, as XP simply won't work without them; you NEED a PROPER copy of SP2 (and an unlicensed non-SP2 copy won't let you get it) and, more importantly, you NEED to stay away from the malware-ridden illegal downloads out there. It's not even just you who would be affected; we are all getting a bit tired of having to lock our computers down tighter than Fort Knox in order to keep out the botnet and mail-spamming Trojans which people who install illegal software are, probably without knowing it, spreading all over the Internet, themselves naturally included.

    Just buy a copy of XP and do the world a favour.

    Cheers,
    Nell :)

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    XP

    Not sure why you would want a copy of XP? Your best bet would be to buy a second hand computer with it on.If not get big boys toys at Opensource.org

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    Alpha-Male

    If you have an x64 system.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/facts/trial.mspx

    I know some books covering XP included a CD with a 120 day version of the x86 version as well. You may want to check Amazon.

    If you are looking for other than a free trial version, then good luck on the warez sites. Please don't bring any viruses, trojans or malware back with you....LOL

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    retro77

    Microsoft is selling XP for $5 in China.

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    OH Smeg

    As XP is a Propriety Pay For Software program sold by a company Called Microsoft who protect their products with a vengeance.

    If you have lost your recovery set you can contact your System maker and pay for a replacement set or if your OEM/Retail Copy of XP has been damaged you can ring M$ and get them to sell you another copy.

    Col