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overheat
09-24-05, 05:33 PM
I bought my copy of xp32 and 64

jAkUp
09-24-05, 05:47 PM
I've purchased at least 5 copies of windows.

One XP home a while back, an XP Pro with SP1, and XP Pro with SP2, another xp Pro w/ SP2 for the girly and x64.

Hex
09-24-05, 05:54 PM
I always tend to buy my OS since Windows 98 , not that I would pay retail for it but still.
I got my Xp pro full disk with my laptop, and bought xp64 (missed the trade in time preiod).

Wait I take that back, I did not pay for windows 2000 advances server...that was a corp edition copy that was given to me when I refused to stop using 98 back in the day.

GlowStick
09-24-05, 06:20 PM
I only buy a copy for my gameing rig, on the rest of the household computers they use what ever 'oem' windows they come with. When push comes to shove I use linux on my backup machines that are usually only used for browsing/downloading stuff when my main rig goes down.

OWA
09-24-05, 08:21 PM
I've bought 4 copies of WinXP Pro and 2 copies of WinXP Home.

Edit: Oh, if the question was asking for all versions, I've purchased every version from Win 286/386 up to WinXP 32 except for WinNT (I got it for free).

Sazar
09-24-05, 09:29 PM
I've bought 2 copies of XP pro and one XP home (though that came with my laptop :D )

top3koms
09-24-05, 09:32 PM
I've bought both XP Pro and XP64.

Sazar
09-24-05, 09:40 PM
I am going to refrain from xp64.

I'll pull the trigger when Vista super duper ultra OMGZ!!! pen0r edition comes out.

Clay
09-24-05, 09:46 PM
Only bought Windows 3.11 for Workgroups. All other versions I have via MSDN from work.

AthlonXP1800
09-24-05, 10:58 PM
I bought Windows 95 and Windows 98, Windows XP Home Edition OEM came with the laptop I bought from Ebay last year.

ricercar
09-25-05, 12:13 AM
I buy MacOS. Windows is coverd by MSDN from work. Redhat and SuSE are free.

I bought a ThinkPad with Win95, so that probably counts against me even though I installed workplace-purchased NT4 on it.

retsam
09-25-05, 01:24 AM
every year i buy something called the action pack... for 300$ i get
this (http://www.microsoft.com/uk/partner/sales_and_marketing/actionpack/contents.aspx)




The following internal-use software is available to all new subscribers to the Action Pack.
Product Title Number of Licences Number of Client Access Licences
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 1 10
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition 1 10
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition 1 10
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition 1 10
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Standard Edition 1 10
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition 1 10
Microsoft Office Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 1 10
Microsoft Windows Sharepoint Services Standard 2003 1 10
Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 1 10
Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 1 10
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 1 10
Microsoft Operations Manager Workgroup Edition 2005 10 Not applicable
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition 10 Not Applicable
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 10 Not Applicable
Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 10 Not Applicable
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003 10 Not Applicable
Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 10 Not Applicable
Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 10 Not Applicable
Microsoft Business Solutions CRM Professional v1.2 5 Not Applicable
Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 10 Not Applicable
Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 10 Not Applicable
Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 10 Not Applicable
Microsoft Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2003 10 Not Applicable
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3a 1 Not Applicable
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Standard Edition - multi-language CD 1 Not Applicable
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 10 Not Applicable
Please Note: Service Packs do not have separate or additional licensing from the full product. Microsoft Mobile Information Server 2002 Enterprise Edition has been discontinued and so has been removed from the Action Pack.

retsam
09-25-05, 01:30 AM
I've purchased at least 5 copies of windows.

One XP home a while back, an XP Pro with SP1, and XP Pro with SP2, another xp Pro w/ SP2 for the girly and x64. for the price of that you could have gotten the action pack...

Rakeesh
09-25-05, 02:43 AM
I got win 3.11 pirated with my first intel/x86 based PC (but back then I had no idea what the hell pirated software was.)

Bought win 95 upgrade

Around the time of 98 I started acquiring free legitimate copies of the CD through several of microsofts retail promotions. They all collect dust though; I've always found the pirated versions floating on the net to be more convenient. In the case of 98, no need to pop in a 3.11 or 95 disk during the install. In the case of win XP, no activation mess.

j0j081
09-25-05, 05:44 AM
I download the corp versions. :thumbdwn:

AthlonXP1800
09-25-05, 08:39 AM
Oh yeah when I had my first PC, a 486 DX2-50 back in 1995 and found out that the PC got DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1 preloaded but no software disks. I had to asked my friend for a copy of DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1 when I have to format the hard drive one day. My other piracy copies are Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP then corp patched over it then SP1 and SP2, Windows XP x64 Edition trial downloaded from Microsoft then patched it to full version. :lol: :)

Riptide
09-25-05, 09:21 AM
I have bought XP64 OEM. XP32 Home came with the Dell laptop. Previously I had been pirating OEM versions of XP32 for all my machines. Not any more though.

superklye
09-25-05, 12:12 PM
every year i buy something called the action pack... for 300$ i get
this (http://www.microsoft.com/uk/partner/sales_and_marketing/actionpack/contents.aspx)
Holy crap, that's awesome. Do you have to do anything/be anyone special to sign up for that?

Wolfhound
09-25-05, 12:37 PM
Bought Windows XP x64 Edition :)

rflair
09-25-05, 12:58 PM
I have legit copies of Microsoft OS's from DOS 6.11 (think thats right) to WinXP Pro 32 bit. I do run a pirated version of WinXP Pro 64 bit but I'm sure a legit copy will fall into my lap soon. I have never bought an OS they were all given to me.

j0j081
09-26-05, 05:55 AM
Windows XP x64 Edition trial downloaded from Microsoft then patched it to full version. :lol: :)
pm me about that if you don't mind. i already have a copy i obtained elsewhere but im wondering how that's done.

nrs421
09-26-05, 11:04 AM
i have 2 windows xp pro, 2 win xp home...

JonathanM
09-26-05, 02:05 PM
I got xp home... was lacking funds when the time came so i couldn't go for pro :(

retsam
09-26-05, 09:13 PM
Holy crap, that's awesome. Do you have to do anything/be anyone special to sign up for that?
well, you have to be a registered partner or have a small buisness.... but if your gonna go for it pm me and maybe i can help...

XP_GUN
09-28-05, 11:17 PM
Lets see we have

3 Windows XP Pro
2 Windows XP Home
1 Windows ME
1 Windows 98
2 Windows 95
1 Windows 3.1. :D