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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Wayne02, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. Wayne02

    Wayne02

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    What is the difference between this $65 license only product
    "DELL REINSTALL CD/MANUAL/LICENSE" Age - 2002
    http://pronetcd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=N0900051

    and this $150 "Windows XP Home SP/1a, Full Retail Box Version"
    http://www.buycheapsoftware.com/details.asp?productID=445&cid=71


    Edited to add:
    what about this xp home "full version" "will not function as an upgrade". Is installing a full version vs the upgrade version difficult? Will it retain your favorites and such? Do you have to delete the old os before installing? $69.99
    http://www.itechwholesale.com/pd_microsoft_windows_xp.cfm

    Thanks
    Wayne
     
  2. dwhite

    dwhite

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    Most of the time on XP it goes pretty ez on the upgrade,
    You may get a few errors that certain hardware is not compatible with XP and drivers etc...

    It is always good to do some homework first


    make a list of all your hardware (example printer Xerox phaser 4400 )
    And visit the manufactures sites for windows XP drivers
    Take said drivers and burn to a cd..

    Now as for favorites
    Open internet explorer and click file import and export
    Click export favorites
    Insert a floppy and toss the favorites to the new floppy to be safe
    If you use outlook express for email you can also back up all your email
    Just go to google.com and search for outlook express back up tool
    All these things done in advance will save you headaches if they arise after the upgrade

    Hope these tips helped
     

  3. Wayne02

    Wayne02

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    Does the new install version require the deletion of the old os or does it just install over the top of the old os? The new install version will not save all the previous settings but the upgrade version will?

    What's the difference between the license only version and the full retail version?

    Thanks
    Wayne
     
  4. grantglock

    grantglock /dev/null

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    the license only version does not contain the media, its only a number.
     
  5. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    That's right...it is just the key, or in the case of an OEM Restore disk it will work only on that particular hardware setup.

    If you'd like to save some serious green and you have a Win9x/WinME disk handy, just grab an Upgrade XP disk.

    Just don't use it as an upgrade, that is a very poor choice. Reformat the HDD to use NTFS and install fresh onto that.

    Costs around $100 less for the Upgrade version, but it will indeed ask to see your old Win9x disk, to make sure you have paid through the nose previously...

    GL