From: Keith Smith <email@example.com>
Sent: Wed, March 2, 2011 5:21:20 PM
Subject: Re: windows on Mac
FWIW, policy here (Canada) seems to be that you qualify for OEM
pricing on Windows if you buy a new hard drive at the same time.
I did that with XP for the lappy, and more recently with Win7 64 for my desktop.
On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:56 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 11:46 AM, andy butler <email@example.com
>> If you're in EU, then ebay for legal OEM edition
>> from decommissioned machine.
> please give me some more details so I can find it for sure
> Per Boysen
> that's what I use - an old OEM version of XP SP2 that came with my
> first Centrino laptop. The authorization code never worked on the
> original PC so
Microsoft sent me a new code. But on my Macbook the
> original OEM authorization works and I run it inside a Bootcamp
> partition. Costed me no extra money to set up.
> Is there a particular version of XP I should hunt for, is SP2 a recommended
> If I can get WIndows / for free or very cheap, any reason not to get that?
> Antony H