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Dec 7, 2002
been building computers for a lil bit now and buying copies fo xp is killing my profits anybody know wherw to get oem copies or liscesne for less than 93$ for xp home?
mbigna said:
Try here. There are lots of links for resellers and VARs on this page. You can also get phone numbers for buying OEM licenses (and how to use them).


You should find something you need along the right side of this page.

hm.. interesting, that page is a BIT hard to navigate though.. is there a way that i could purchase bulk XP Home/Pro copies for my small buisness? i cant seem to find it..
You can buy a COA and no media for pretty cheap off of pricewatchthen use one of your OEM copies to do the install. But, this is only useful for a preinstall. Personally, on any new system I build I make a system restore CD with ghost so it doesn't bother me, and saves me about $30-40.

Here's a link to one place selling them.

I've never ordered from these people so you may want to check resellerratings or something.
diggingforgold said:
Dont take this wrong mods, but does that mean if someone has a... onofficial copy... that purchasing this would give them a liscense?
yes if you were to reinstall windows and use the oem liscense which comes with a serial#, and use it, yes it would make it official.
The COA comes with all you need (Product key, etc), but the media. It even comes with a nice little sticker you can place on the side of the case. What I did was buy an OEM copy and I use it to install it on all the PCs I build then I just buy a COA for each customer. I'd say if you contacted MS directly from the link above you could get a better deal on the COAs, than from the sites from pricewatch. But, you may have to buy in quantity.
sweet that's y i love u guys...in the strightest way possible this will put at least a extra 25$ in my pockets ... now if i could just find a copy of the media. wait don't students get some kind of discount on the cd's? is there a rule agianst gettin like 10 cd's?
Yeah, newegg sells the OEM version. I don't know about Costco. Usually on the box it will say "THis version of Windows is only for distribution with a new PC" or something like that..