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Win XP Upgrade CD Vs. Full

That's why, you know, the full version is/was twice the cost of the upgrade. If in doubt, do not. 5. And I think Raybay covered the other aspect. At this point, you can insert an older windows CD (98, ME, or 2K, not 95) and it'll take a look and then tell you to continue installing. More about the author

Jan 12, 2006 #8 alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441 "I believe you need to change one of the numbers in the first 5, not the last three. The CD's or DVD's just look for a matching version and a legitimate key. I have installed XP on newly formatted drives with an XP upgrade disk dozens of times. Support is considered paid for and WOULD be include as if the OEM OS came on a computer you bought. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/102215-45-windows-home-edition-upgrade-full-install-version

If your entire business is going to grind to a halt because you can't run an old application on Windows XP, you can still upgrade your computer to a more modern Only the rules for how it can be used are different. This is usually the number from the sticker. Do not sell OEM copies of XP without internal hardware like a motherboard or hard drive.

Include: Files in C:\Windows\Temp Temporary Internet Files from IE: Open IE and click Tools | Internet Options | General tab. Make sure that you read the "how to qualify for and order your new Product Key" link on the above web sites. It makes sense as upgrading hard drive hardly warrants a changed computer. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds.

upgrade. The rules for what "qualifies" for an OEM sale recently were loosened considerably. below. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/full-install-with-winxp-upgrade.9861/ upgrade.

I also like that vista will install a 30 day trial if you skip the key entry step in setup. Once it verifies that, it will give the option of doing a clean install. Do you plan on taking the risk by continuing to use Windows XP anyway? Try using modern hardware or software on Windows 98, Windows Me, or even Windows 2000 -- even Firefox no longer supports Windows 2000.

Fascist Nation says April 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm "A Windows XP OEM CD key will not work with a Retail CD and vice versa." Not true. http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=449244 Or perhaps you're perfectly happy with your existing software and just use your computer for very basic things, so you don't see the point in paying Microsoft an upgrade fee. I ran into one last week that was a counterfeit, but it was not obvious until we compared the disk contents with the real thing.So, its possible your friend did get Most people cannot tell the difference including people working for Microsoft except the Piracy Team.

Not all upgrades will allow you to upgrade using a CD. The problem is when it becomes legacy software and isn't supported by the company anymore, which is wrong. I believe you need to change one of the numbers in the first 5, not the last three. Jan 12, 2006 #7 alphnumeric TS Rookie Posts: 173 To answer the original question, YES you can do a full install with an upgrade version.

You can be an Open License customer with as few as 5 licenses. If you want to get a boxed copy of Windows 7 to upgrade to, you may want to get it online -- boxed copies of Windows 7 are still sold on and I think that is a Norton/Symantec problem. Volume License Volume License versions of Windows XP are provided to businesses under a purchase agreement with Microsoft.

If you wipe old no harm done, but MS wont agree.. Even today, many businesses are upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 -- not Windows 8. Sounds like a lot of work, but it is worth it in my opinion.


Ron says April 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm "While cheating Microsoft out of there $ is unethical a customer having to pay for the same piece of software twice is equally Uncheck "Load ZoneAlarm at startup" box.) As mentioned previously, the best method is to remove your firewall, then reinstall it after the upgrade. 11. If you've followed all the advice above, your system will be squeaky-clean. I have seen it in the "multiple install license" versions...

upgrade depends on computer manufacturer by Goldberry / January 18, 2006 1:28 PM PST In reply to: XP full vs. Write to: [email protected] 2017 Sun-Times Media, LLC. Previously they had offered only 5% to 10% discounts on additional licenses. Select "None" for your screen saver.

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