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February 4, 2011 7:15:25 PM

Hi guys i need your help agian!
well my sis(age 9) likes to play on a PC but nothing high head (she plays AOE II the most)
so i got a great idea! i will bulid her a Very cheap Pc that will be Better than her #@!$ Dell Pc.
so i thought if i got her XP i will be cheper right? well shearched and got XP Home for 100$.
do you know where i can find it at a reasnble price? and if you cant find XP mabye Vista?

Anyways thanks

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February 4, 2011 7:21:32 PM

$100 seems a reasonable price for Windows. If that's too much go for Linux - the price is right.
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February 4, 2011 7:30:54 PM

100$ For a OLD software?!?! not a good price!
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February 4, 2011 7:35:18 PM

If you say so. Go for the Linux option - that is a good price.

(I take it you've checked out eBay?)
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February 4, 2011 7:46:09 PM

Linux= Ugg.
anyways i just found out how to get around it. i will take the Old Dell one and put its harddrive into the new case so i dont have to buy XP at all!
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February 4, 2011 7:50:20 PM

AGPC said:
Linux= Ugg.
anyways i just found out how to get around it. i will take the Old Dell one and put its harddrive into the new case so i dont have to buy XP at all!


This doesn't always work. Moving an installed OS from one system to another, a repair install is often needed to get it to boot. Also, It's from a Dell, so it's likely an OEM license, which means you'll likely not be able to activate it on the new hardware. It's also against the OEM license to transfer it to a new system.
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February 4, 2011 7:52:12 PM

aford10 said:
This doesn't always work. Moving an installed OS from one system to another, a repair install is often needed to get it to boot. Also, It's from a Dell, so it's likely an OEM license, which means you'll likely not be able to activate it on the new hardware. It's also against the OEM license to transfer it to a new system.

No dude i mean that i will Take the HDD and put it in the new case.
and i know about how you can not copy windows Files
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February 4, 2011 7:53:42 PM

New case, meaning new motherboard?
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February 4, 2011 8:01:28 PM

aford10 said:
New case, meaning new motherboard?

Ya. why?
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February 4, 2011 8:04:31 PM

Because that's the problem. When you move the hard drive from one system (notably, the motherboard), it uses a different hal.dll, which is why it usually requires a repair install to get it booting.

Plus, an OEM license is tied to the original hardware that it's activated on.
http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/p...
The OEM software is licensed with the computer system on which it was originally installed and is tied to that original machine. OEM licenses are single-use licenses that cannot be installed on more than one computer system, even if the original machine is no longer in use. The End User Software License Terms, which the end user must accept before using the software, states that the license may not be shared, transferred to, or used concurrently on different computers. System builders must provide end-user support for the Windows license on computers they build, but cannot support licenses on computers they didn’t build. This is a fundamental reason why OEM System Builder licenses can't be transferred.
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February 4, 2011 8:13:20 PM

aford10 said:
Because that's the problem. When you move the hard drive from one system (notably, the motherboard), it uses a different hal.dll, which is why it usually requires a repair install to get it booting.

Plus, an OEM license is tied to the original hardware that it's activated on.
http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/p...
The OEM software is licensed with the computer system on which it was originally installed and is tied to that original machine. OEM licenses are single-use licenses that cannot be installed on more than one computer system, even if the original machine is no longer in use. The End User Software License Terms, which the end user must accept before using the software, states that the license may not be shared, transferred to, or used concurrently on different computers. System builders must provide end-user support for the Windows license on computers they build, but cannot support licenses on computers they didn’t build. This is a fundamental reason why OEM System Builder licenses can't be transferred.

Well i looked around and i think i now what to do! i will try to get vista but for awhile she might have to use liunx witch can play most of her games with the right software
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February 4, 2011 8:26:16 PM

So you can close i think. no more need for windos XP
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February 4, 2011 8:39:53 PM

Windows 7 will be about the same price as vista. No desire for windows 7?
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February 4, 2011 8:52:52 PM

well if they are the same price then Windows 7
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February 5, 2011 1:29:59 PM

Best answer selected by AGPC.
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February 5, 2011 3:05:46 PM

:)  thanks. Hope it helps.
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