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Dell Microsoft Windows XP Professional w/SP3 - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - CD - English

by Microsoft OEM Licence
Windows XP Professional / XP
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
Price: £7.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
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  • This product includes all the features of Windows XP Home Edition, plus a visual design and reliable foundation; complete digital media support; tools for instant messaging, voice and video conferencing, and application sharing; and the ability to recover
  • Premier mobile support for the ability to work offline or access your computer remotely.
  • Greater security, including the ability to encrypt your files and folders.
  • Built-in support for high-performance systems.
  • Integration with Microsoft Windows Servers and management solutions.

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  • This software is not intended for purchase or installation by consumers. Click here for licence details and system builder obligations by manufacturer.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP Professional / XP
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B0018RCAD4
  • Release Date: 1 Oct 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 540 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

OEM Software Product Information: This product is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) package, and the licence governing the installation and use may not convey the same rights as a full retail package. OEM product packages may not contain the same printed documentation or bundled software and hardware which forms part of the full retail package. Prospective purchasers should make themselves aware of any such restrictions before purchasing.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Works but is NOT an OEM copy but REFURB 5 Feb 2012
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This software works, but you are given TWO codes one from a dead computer ( i hope! ) and the other is a Refurb Code
Not happy with this AT ALL , However with the time constraints i have, i had to use this software with is NOT as advertised..

This product is listed as a virgin O.E.M system builders version of XP IT IS NOT!!!!

If i can report this sell i will

Did i mention i was unhappy?

After phoning M$ they no longer provide XP Pro Codes, Only upgrade to windows 7 ( not an option here ) So is this really the way forward?!
If anyone out there knows of a supplier of real genuine virgin XP Pro O.E.M's im all ears!

Will not be ordering from this seller again
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125 of 131 people found the following review helpful
Bought Software in good faith thru amazon from 3rd party seller.
Installed software (taking a day as it was on working machines in the workplace!) Both copies proved to be counterfeit!!

Filed A-Z complaint with amazon. seller 'eventually' told Amazon he would refund upon return of the counterfeit software. Delivery was signed for, 7 Days later still NO refund.
Amazon DENIED my A-Z claim because seller had 'agreed to refund after getting software back', This is a VERY STUPID thing to do especially doing so BEFORE I have even returned the goods, IF seller insists 'someone else' signed and denies knowledge then where the hell will that leave me!!

Matter not resolved yet, a month later..

I RECOMMEND: DO NOT buy any software from any seller that does not have a GOOD and SOLID history of successful supply behind them!!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unable to authenticate software 30 Oct 2011
The software I received stated that it is to be used on refurbished PC's only. This was not made clear at the point of sale. It states that it is for system builders only(OEM).
It arrived with 2 previously installed windows ID numbers that had been peeled of an old machine.
I tried to install the software on a upgraded HP machine in my office.
We have the original OEM software from HP, but this only has service pack 2.
I wanted to save time and load a complete up to date XP operating system with service pack 3.
The supplied software installed up to the point of registration but would not accept any of the keys supplied or our original key.
Had to reinstall the original HP software and go through the laborious task of updating to the latest Service pack 3.
The software has now been returned to Amazon for a full refund as not fit for purpose.
I will add that I have never had a problem with Amazon direct or any of their other suppliers, I suppose there is always a first time.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars be aware 14 Oct 2011
This product is for use ONLY to upgrade and existing windows product.
The advert DOES NOT make this clear and can be mistaken for a new install.

I tried it as a new install and several elements didn't work such as sound and internet to name a couple. Luckily I had the original motherboard disks and got everything back . IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE ORIGINAL MOTHERBOARD DISK DON'T-I REPEAT DON'T USE THIS PRODUCT.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No good for an OEM system builder 30 April 2012
By Kieran
Verified Purchase
Not as described. Advertised as OEM version, was sent version for refurbished PC and included two COA stickers taken from old PC's. Probably would fool Microsoft into activating, but would be against licence agreement.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Windows OS ever!!!! 14 Feb 2010
I have just installed this on my Acer Aspire 3690 laptop, as Vista wasnt really compatible with it. I had to install a few drivers aswell to get me going includes, Intel graphics media accelerator driver for mobile, realteck hd audio device, and a device for my touchpad. All this is absolute class and is the ultimate Windows expirence. I love it as its really easy to use plus its a whole lot of fun bieng optimized for games dvd's. cds and a whole lot more. its so easy to use a baby could use it, plus web browsing has never been more easer and safer. media player is all you need to play all your media and movie maker you can capture videos and make them into small movies with music, animation and a whole lot more. as this is sp3 the lates service pack all the main bugs have been fixed so say goodbye to those nasty bsods. get it now!!!!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as described 15 Aug 2011
Verified Purchase
I bought this because I needed an installation disc of XP, when it arrived it turned out to be only a backup disk for refurbished computers, you didn't know this until you open the cellophane and it was described more clearly. I returned this to Amazon for a refund which happened very quickly. I will not be dealing with this trader again
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stable, secure, fun! 31 Mar 2009
By now everyone knows that Vista pretty much sucks on low and middle end hardware, so it goes without saying that Windows Xp is the way to go if you don't want to spend a bomb and want a pc that works! Having SP3 integrated is probably the best option, as you don't have to fluff about with hotfixes to get things such as zonealarm to run, which was a lot annoying when it came to SP2!

All in all, XP=AWESOME! Even to this day. And of course XP pro gives you all the extras you could need in the form of setting up a home network with shared files etc being ridiculously simple to get running, which is where Pro is the obvious winner. Go Pro! It's worth it, really.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Only 32 bit though.
Published 5 months ago by Jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
simple to install and a god product (recommend)
Published 5 months ago by peter wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says
What more can I say. It's an OEM copy of Windows XP Pro SP3. It did exactly what I wanted it to.
Published 8 months ago by GDD
3.0 out of 5 stars Bear in mind it will need 300 patches to be usuable
April 14 Microsoft will stop updating and supporting XP. Bear in mind it will need 300 patches post installation to be usuable and not supported after that.
Published 11 months ago by Dave1948
5.0 out of 5 stars XP is approaching end of life, but if you're not ready to upgrade...
Does exactly what it says on the tin. A breeze to install and I now have a rock-steady XP build!
Published 13 months ago by MickeyD17
5.0 out of 5 stars Upgrading from WIN 2000 to WIN xp
This software is a re-installation package that cannot be used for a fresh install to upgrade from WIN 2000. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Michael Organe
4.0 out of 5 stars use straight away
i didn't need to use this product for over a week and by the time I used the code supplied I only had one day to register it, with Microsoft....... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A gamble, but one I did not regret!
I recognize that there are mixed reviews about this product and that buying this was a gamble, but did I regret it? No. Read more
Published 13 months ago by San1471
5.0 out of 5 stars Loaded ok not completed reloading all my apps no problems.
Instructions easy to follow as they say did what it said on the tin. Have not finished rebuilding the machine but don't anticipate any problems.
Published 13 months ago by M
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch Stuff
I was wary of buying OEM item, but I popped it into the pc and it went as I had hoped. It is so good in fact I've ordered another to upgrade the wives pc. Read more
Published 13 months ago by P. Rowley
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