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November 29, 2004 10:15:04 PM

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i just purchased a PC with an OEM version of XP Home (a new experience - the
OEM aspect). It has a 40 Gb hd and I wish to install a 200 Gb hd. It
appears I'm stuck with the smaller drive unless I wish to use the larger
(higher performance) drive as a second disk only. By reading through the
newsgroup postings it appears this is not (unfortunately) a unique
experience. The postings indicate there is no upgrade/crash recovery option
other than purchasing a separate retail version of one's OS of choice. A
legitimate product key isn't much help without an installation cd - Microsoft
has accepted my product registration via the internet but I don't know that I
have any good options to implement the upgrade. I have XP Home/Recovery cd's
for an hp laptop I purchased - but I doubt the code will work even though
they're both OEM installs. I have other options but would appreciate some
input before I pursue any particular course of action.
--
JW
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 1:25:04 AM

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"Jon" <Jon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>i just purchased a PC with an OEM version of XP Home (a new experience -
>the
> OEM aspect). It has a 40 Gb hd and I wish to install a 200 Gb hd. It
> appears I'm stuck with the smaller drive unless I wish to use the larger
> (higher performance) drive as a second disk only. By reading through the
> newsgroup postings it appears this is not (unfortunately) a unique
> experience. The postings indicate there is no upgrade/crash recovery
> option
> other than purchasing a separate retail version of one's OS of choice. A
> legitimate product key isn't much help without an installation cd -
> Microsoft
> has accepted my product registration via the internet but I don't know
> that I
> have any good options to implement the upgrade. I have XP Home/Recovery
> cd's
> for an hp laptop I purchased - but I doubt the code will work even though
> they're both OEM installs. I have other options but would appreciate some
> input before I pursue any particular course of action.
> --
> JW
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 3:30:00 AM

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Jon wrote:
> i just purchased a PC with an OEM version of XP Home (a new
> experience - the OEM aspect). It has a 40 Gb hd and I wish to
> install a 200 Gb hd. It appears I'm stuck with the smaller drive
> unless I wish to use the larger (higher performance) drive as a
> second disk only. By reading through the newsgroup postings it
> appears this is not (unfortunately) a unique experience. The
> postings indicate there is no upgrade/crash recovery option other
> than purchasing a separate retail version of one's OS of choice. A
> legitimate product key isn't much help without an installation cd -
> Microsoft has accepted my product registration via the internet but I
> don't know that I have any good options to implement the upgrade. I
> have XP Home/Recovery cd's for an hp laptop I purchased - but I doubt
> the code will work even though they're both OEM installs. I have
> other options but would appreciate some input before I pursue any
> particular course of action.

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Anonymous
November 30, 2004 4:27:20 PM

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everyone buys the OS disks from the OEM manuf for about $20, Comaq, HP, IBM,
eMachine or Dell

"Jon" <Jon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5F63A6EA-7174-4EE0-AD1C-E08CFC6D0EB0@microsoft.com...
> i just purchased a PC with an OEM version of XP Home (a new experience -
the
> OEM aspect). It has a 40 Gb hd and I wish to install a 200 Gb hd. It
> appears I'm stuck with the smaller drive unless I wish to use the larger
> (higher performance) drive as a second disk only. By reading through the
> newsgroup postings it appears this is not (unfortunately) a unique
> experience. The postings indicate there is no upgrade/crash recovery
option
> other than purchasing a separate retail version of one's OS of choice. A
> legitimate product key isn't much help without an installation cd -
Microsoft
> has accepted my product registration via the internet but I don't know
that I
> have any good options to implement the upgrade. I have XP Home/Recovery
cd's
> for an hp laptop I purchased - but I doubt the code will work even though
> they're both OEM installs. I have other options but would appreciate some
> input before I pursue any particular course of action.
> --
> JW
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 5:57:02 PM

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"everyone buys the OS disks from the OEM manuf for about $20, Comaq, HP,
IBM,
eMachine or Dell"

No kidding? Kindly post a URL for Dell so I can purchase their OEM Windows
XP for about $20.
--
Ted Zieglar


<CajunClickers @ hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> everyone buys the OS disks from the OEM manuf for about $20, Comaq, HP,
IBM,
> eMachine or Dell
>
> "Jon" <Jon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5F63A6EA-7174-4EE0-AD1C-E08CFC6D0EB0@microsoft.com...
> > i just purchased a PC with an OEM version of XP Home (a new experience -
> the
> > OEM aspect). It has a 40 Gb hd and I wish to install a 200 Gb hd. It
> > appears I'm stuck with the smaller drive unless I wish to use the larger
> > (higher performance) drive as a second disk only. By reading through
the
> > newsgroup postings it appears this is not (unfortunately) a unique
> > experience. The postings indicate there is no upgrade/crash recovery
> option
> > other than purchasing a separate retail version of one's OS of choice.
A
> > legitimate product key isn't much help without an installation cd -
> Microsoft
> > has accepted my product registration via the internet but I don't know
> that I
> > have any good options to implement the upgrade. I have XP Home/Recovery
> cd's
> > for an hp laptop I purchased - but I doubt the code will work even
though
> > they're both OEM installs. I have other options but would appreciate
some
> > input before I pursue any particular course of action.
> > --
> > JW
>
>
November 30, 2004 11:28:15 PM

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Ted Zieglar wrote:
> "everyone buys the OS disks from the OEM manuf for about $20, Comaq, HP,
> IBM,
> eMachine or Dell"
>
> No kidding? Kindly post a URL for Dell so I can purchase their OEM Windows
> XP for about $20.


E-bay is your best bet
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So many questions, so few answers.
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 11:28:16 PM

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You said "from the OEM manuf".

--
Ted Zieglar


"Martin" <martin.s@dsl.pipexdotcom> wrote in message
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> Ted Zieglar wrote:
> > "everyone buys the OS disks from the OEM manuf for about $20, Comaq, HP,
> > IBM,
> > eMachine or Dell"
> >
> > No kidding? Kindly post a URL for Dell so I can purchase their OEM
Windows
> > XP for about $20.
>
>
> E-bay is your best bet
> --
> Best Wishes from Martin
>
> So many questions, so few answers.
Anonymous
December 1, 2004 12:05:12 AM

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www.newegg.com


"Bruce Chambers" <bruce_a_chambers@h0tmail.com> wrote in
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| Martin wrote:
|
| >
| >
| >
| > E-bay is your best bet
|
| How about a *legitimate* source?
|
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