OEM Windows XP

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  1. #1

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    OEM Windows XP

    Has anyone seen these being sold for cheap in Wanchai or 298 Computer Center?

    Replaced the motherboard on a bad Dell computer and need a new replacement XP for it.


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    OEM XP for a Dell? I think I might have one... haven't seen one being sold over there


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    Just a regular OEM disk with a valid install code.

    The dell authentication code does not work...


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    Quote Originally Posted by KnowItAll
    Has anyone seen these being sold for cheap in Wanchai or 298 Computer Center?
    At least a few months ago, when I was looking, XP Home OEM was the first thing they'd offer in Wanchai CC if you asked for original English XP. Was with SP2 and readily available. Can't remember exact price but in the six hundreds I think. No idea if that counts as cheap.

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    Ok, might as well go down and check it out. $600 sounds a bit pricey for an OEM version... but might be able to get it for a little bit cheaper.


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    KIA,
    Dell has 2 yrs Maintenance (Labour + Parts) support plan for $450 for home series.. given your recent experience with Dell about failure exactly on 1 Yr + 1 week, Do you think its worth it??

    Last edited by nivantj; 16-05-2006 at 05:21 PM.

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    KIA,
    Did you check that? Whats your opinion?