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. m 0 l 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? m 0 l Related resources Do i need to buy a new copy of windows - Forum Replacing mobo do i need a new Windows 7 copy - Forum Need new copy of windows? - Forum New mobo, Do i need new copy of windows? - Forum New motherboard. Do i need a copy of windows? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution btk1w1 January 11, 2010 11:35:25 AM 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. Share 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwindows 8 and changing motherboard do i need to buy a new copy? Forum SolvedReplacing motherboard, do I need to buy a new copy of Windows 8? Forum SolvedDo I need new copy of windows 7 Forum SolvedDO I need a new copy of windows 7 for my new PC Forum SolvedDo I need a new copy of windows 7? Forum SolvedIf I install a new cpu will I need a new copy of windows? Forum SolvedDo I use this copy of Windows 7 for a new build? Forum Friend deleted legit copy of windows xp, need new code for 7 Forum Will i need a new copy of windows if i upgrade ONLY my mobo? Forum Will I need to reinstall windows on new board -image copy Forum SolvedBuilding a new pc and I bought some cheap Windows software on Ebay Forum New copy of Windows 7 not playing nice with my new build Forum SolvedMoving to a smaller form factor on OEM windows 7 - do I need to buy another copy of Windows? Forum Solvedexisting Raid - 2x HDD, new SSD + brand new Windows copy on the way - how to proceed ? Forum New build - can I use old copy of Windows XP Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !