[OT] Closed Source software and Windows XP

Nicholas Leippe nick at leippe.com
Mon Aug 20 01:23:06 MDT 2012


The install media is independent of the licensing. You can get Windows
XP install media w/SP3 included and just use any license keys you
already have. You can also create your own XP install media to include
SP3, and whatever other patches you want--search for keyword "XP
slipstream".

Why do they need new licenses if they already have existing licenses?

If you actually need more, you can get more license keys from anyone
that can sell XP. Try ebay, or maybe a hardware leasing company. Also,
if you buy old recycled PCs they usually include a license key. You
might work out a deal to buy license keys from equipment that's going
to disposal.


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