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Windows Model Numbers?

by dadinvac / October 29, 2005 3:37 AM PDT

Where is a list of the model numbers for Windows XP Home? I am trying to purchase another copy for my latest build and noticed that there are many different model numbers for sale. I would like to see a list of these different models so that I may purchase the best for my needs. Example N09-01528

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by jackintucson / October 29, 2005 5:46 AM PDT
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Get "Windows XP Home w/SP2". Once you install that go to Windows Update and install all the updates, especially the security updates. You will then have the latest and greatest. I wouldn't get too hung up on model numbers.

and life goes on...


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Harry Gant
by dadinvac / October 29, 2005 10:23 AM PDT
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Thanks Jack, been a NASCAR fan myself for awhile, but these model numbers have my curiosity all fired up!! There must be some sort of listing out there somewhere and its driving me nuts so I'll just keep on looking till I find it. Thanks again

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The King..
by jackintucson / October 30, 2005 12:44 AM PDT
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I sent a memo to Microsoft request the schema. This is probably a corporate official document not meant for us plebes.

and life goes on...


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by Merl Priester / October 29, 2005 7:51 AM PDT
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There is RETAIL and OEM versions.
They 2 are the same except that RETAIL will give tech support from Microsoft wheras OEM is on your own.

OEM requires hardware purchase, some places add a free cable of some sort to comply.

I personally have never purchase a RETAIL copy only OEM.

Make sure it comes with a COA sticker and you are not just buying the CD. You MUST have a COA, it has the product key on it.

Home vs. Pro it has been covered over and over.
If you are at home and your LAN is not going to exceed 5 users go for HOME. If you have some special software that needs PRO go for PRO. I have not seen this many places. OEM Home SP2 about 90.00
OEM PRO SP2 about 130.00

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50$ at puter show!
by dadinvac / October 29, 2005 10:31 AM PDT
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The computer shows in my area have gone by the wayside so your price quotes are quite accurate but I still need to see a list of model numbers to satisfy my bullheadedness. Thank you for the response

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$50 at puter show.
by hpjohn11 / October 30, 2005 2:25 AM PST
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XP Pro is so far superior to XP Home that I would only buy XP Pro.

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What is an XP Model Number?
by Merl Priester / November 1, 2005 4:07 PM PST
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There is XP Home OEM
XP Pro OEM and Retail versions of these for you to purchase.

I have not seen a "model" number like you would see on a computer.

Just be sure to buy one that SP2 already in it, as there are XP original XP SP1 and XP SP2.

Buy from a reputable vendor and you will have no problem.

Very Reputable.

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