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Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 for System Builders - OEM

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5

Pros: Good for really old games.

Cons: Can no longer buy it.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
I received a bad CD,couldn't install

Pros: none

Cons: I waited too long to try to install on my laptop that I put in a new HDD.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Windows XP Home

Pros: Easy to install on older systems. Not much RAM requirements. Lower processor requirements.

Cons: Getting harder to get help/updates/drivers.

Other Thoughts: I bought this because this is what I learned on, and what I'm comfortable with. Didn't really want to go with the Vista option and didn't want Windows 7.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Old Faithful

Pros: Trustworthy. Runs all my older software and peripherals.

Cons: The well has run dry, no more copies to be had. All future builds/rebuilds will have to get Win7 (or Ubuntu).

Other Thoughts: I bought a five year old laptop from a friend. The HDD failed, so I had to slide a new one in and install an OS. The hardware was not Win7 compliant and I didn't want to throw too much money at it, so I installed XP SP3. All is well.

Money spent:
$100 for the laptop
$110 for Win XP SP3
$80 for a new battery
$0 for the HDD (salvaged from another old laptop)
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$290 total for a perfectly good laptop. Cheaper than a netbook!

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Updates needed for most newer hardware

Pros: It's Windows XP. It's the most stable operating system from Windows so far, as Windows 7 hasn't gone 1 full year without major updates/flaws.

Cons: Unusually not cheap. Windows 7 is about the same price as this OS. Plus the 40+ updates I needed from Windows Update wasn't very happy about that.

Other Thoughts: In response to "Code Guy", there were a few hardware issues when I built a rig for my sister, but Windows had an update for almost of all of the hardware to make things run smoothly.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
1/ 5
Compatability Issues

Pros: Works fast when you have compatabile programs

Cons: Dindn't know I was going to need to replace so much hardward and software. Cost of this is becoming way to much and I'm going back to the tried and proven XP!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Saved the day when Win 7 let me down

Pros: It's Win XP: it works, it's stable, it's proven. No unresolved issues in basic functionality, unlike Win 7 at the moment.

Cons: Can't utilize all 4GB of RAM we paid for and installed in the new rig, but losing 500MB is a small price to pay for functionality--losing $100 on an OEM version of Win 7, unfortunately, is not.

Other Thoughts: I liked Win 7 RC, but then again, I never tried to print. Win 7 HP x64 would not print. Reinstalled OS from scratch: still wouldn't print. Found online this is common, and usually because print spooler service won't start. Verified its dependencies are all already running, then tried to start it: wouldn't run. It was already set to auto, but toggled it from then back to auto, reboot: didn't run.
Print spooler doesn't run, printing will not work, and you're done. Win XP time. Wasted $100 on an OEM version of Windows 7 that doesn't have basic functionality.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
XP OEM

Pros: Good Ol' XP what more is there to say?

Cons: None

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