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    PURCHASE XPHOME UPGRADE (any)

    Anyone know the best place or site to buy XP home edition?

    Thought I remembered a "sponsor" of the ezine listing in the past.

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    Re: PURCHASE XPHOME UPGRADE (any)

    I don't know about the best.....but here's a good place to start looking: http://www.cheaperwindows.com/
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    Re: PURCHASE XPHOME UPGRADE (any)

    You are going to find that XP and other WIndows OS are pretty much price fixed. ( can I use that term? )
    At any rate, with a little shopping around the net, you may see some places that are a few dollars cheaper, but not anything to write home about. Even retail comes close when you figure in shipping costs to the on line buy.

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    Re: PURCHASE XPHOME UPGRADE (any)

    Beverly--

    A couple of other things that you can throw in the mix for bargain hunting. Do comparison shopping with the site Mark gave using Pricegrabber.com and Pricewatch.

    The other chance you may have to save significantly is that the "swap meets" or computer shows which should be around in your area if you check the web or newspapers, often have software sellers that sell legal copies of software (Norton System Works, Norton Internet Security, Windows XP Home and Pro, Office, Powerquest Drive Image, Partition Magic, and Nero CD Burning Rom 5.5 and in a few days 6.0) and you can get them much reduced. A month after the launch I saw a full XP Pro in the box at one for $150. I have seen the others I named at near half price.

    As far as the stores, I haven't seen much variation on Windows XP editions from $10 off max.

    To get the best price on XP Home, I'd buy an XP Home Upgrade, and then do a clean install. Back up what you want, and format your hard drive. The cheaper upgrade actually has a full compelement of XP Home files and code, and it's going to search for files, it may reference your old OS for a product key, and then it will install XP Home.

    Happy shopping,

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    Re: PURCHASE XPHOME UPGRADE (any)

    Another source is BuyCheapSoftware.com for a Full OEM version priced at $91 on this page.
    http://www.buycheapsoftware.com/ms_product...?subcategory=24

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    Re: PURCHASE XPHOME UPGRADE (any)

    I just purchased WinXP Home Upgrade at Costco for CDN $149.

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    Re: PURCHASE XPHOME UPGRADE (any)

    Are you sure that wasn't the XP Pro version?
    The home UPGRADE should be about $95.00 US. Full version, not upgrade would also be about $150.00 Us?

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    Re: PURCHASE XPHOME UPGRADE (any)

    Bob, He posted CDN $149, which is about US $100 I think.

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    Re: PURCHASE XPHOME UPGRADE (any)

    Joe,

    Ok, I just need to get the exchange rate set in my head properly. <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: PURCHASE XPHOME UPGRADE (any)

    Only in Canada, Eh?!

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