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  1. liamcrane New Member

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    Hi everyone i have a quick question i want to get windows xp for my new system 1st of all i dont no which one to get out of home edition or pro second thing wat is windows xp pro OEM i saw it on the site for bout £80 what does OEM mean and does it come with a disk? its just i thought windows was around £200 to buy didnt want to get this OEM version if it was not going to work

    any chance of someone explaining this to me

    many thanks

    liam
     
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    yes it comes with a disc - oem in this case means disc only, no manual, etc.
     
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    Yes, Tungsten is right. It is meant to be supplied with a whole PC, so it comes only with CD/DVD and manual, no box and a reduced warranty.
     
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    cheers again guys think i will go for home edition, just to clear things up if i buy the oem home version it wont have any instructions but is it straight 4ward to install? also if lets say my whole pc was to crash would i still be able to reinstall the windows oem i bought as i will be only re installing it on the same machine? the reason i want the oem version is purly because i cant afford £200+ for the retail one but you do still get the automatic updates with oem dont you?

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    Yes, with installing the OS, it is relatively straight forward, you will get a manual, but not the glossy manual that is sometimes supplied with it. Installing XP, not much can go wrong, so you should have no problems there.
     
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    ok mate i think i will go for this then 1 last thing though as it is not the full retail version do u still get all the automatic updates etc?
     
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    You certainly do, the only thing you don't get is the glossy box (and and glossy manual), you'll probably get a paper manual. Everything else is functionally the same as the retail version, including support.
     
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    Cheers mate u have been a great help thanks very much!!
     
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    Not a problem. Anytime. :)
     
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    the only other thing is it may not be the hologram cd but a dell cd. many discount copies are these leftover dell discs that are resold as stand alone discs but were intended to be sold only as part of a whole system (like a store bought computer). it works just the same and is no less official version it just looks different so keep that in mind when buying.
     
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