Solved I need a cheap copy of windows for new build Tags: New Build Windows Vista Windows XP Last response: January 11, 2010 3:35 PM in Windows Vista Share vexun11 January 11, 2010 5:26:40 AM I was wondering if there is any way I can get a cheap copy of xp/vista/w7 somehow? I just ordered the new parts for a build and dont have much money left to spend on software.. I need help big time. thanks More about : cheap copy windows build Ijack January 11, 2010 6:04:21 AM Poor budgeting! You could always use Linux. vexun11 January 11, 2010 6:27:13 AM My brother is new to computers and only knows xp (((( whats the cheapest windows os I can get? Related resources Need help on a super cheap build - Forum New cpu & mobo...do i need a new copy of windows ? - Forum New Build , (Upgradable and Cheap ). - Forum Case and PSU Combo for a new " cheap " Build - Forum I "some how" broke my dads PC. Need CHEAP new build ! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution btk1w1 January 11, 2010 11:35:25 AM Share If this is a new build what are you doing with the old pc? Does it have a Windows operating system? If it is not an OEM Windows release you should be able to transfer it to the new pc. I believe this is legitimate so long as the old system no longer runs it. You will probably need to re-register the OS to the new pc by giving Microsoft a call. Most of all make sure the EULA allows this before you start. You may need to research a little, or other TOM's contributors may be able to clarify further. aford10 January 11, 2010 3:35:26 PM There are often discounts through schools for college students. Other than that, you could look for an OEM version. They often run $85 - $110. Yes, if you have windows installed on an old hard drive, you can try booting off that drive in your new system. Though, you may need to do a repair install to get it booting. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Simple and Free Guide to Removing Malware Forum I need a cheap graphics card for new computer Forum Final cheap build . Forum Why is windows 8 so cheap ? Forum New cheap build Forum Need Cheap Computer: Buy Gateway or Build My Own? Forum First Time Building- Need Cheap Gaming Comp. Forum Do I need a new copy of win7 for new build using old parts? Forum Cheap . . . cheap . . . cheap . . .AMD Build in next 24 hours. . .advice? Forum Cheap HTPC for first time build Forum [Solved] Vista busness 32 product key free Forum [Solved] Do i need the OS disc? Forum Loss of windows aero system on my laptop Windows Vista home premium Forum Windows blue screens when I set my ram to 1066 Forum SSD and windows Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !