Windows XP Home - ISO Image

Dombev

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Hey there, Does anybody know where I can download a Windows XP Home ISO Image. I would love to install XP into my virtual machine so I can test stuff out. However my manufacturer did not provide me with the XP Home installation discs and installed the software on my hard drive. I have contacted Microsoft and they have said the price is £40-50. Can anybody burn me a Windows XP Home.iso or direct me to one? I am not looking for KEYS because I have a legal registeration key. My manufacturer is Packard Bell and they said contact PCWorld, lol and PCWorld said contact Microsoft.

Thanks alot,
Dom

EDIT: Please remove this post if I should not be talking about this subject.
 

NathaN31

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I`m also looking for the same, try thepiratebay.org
 

OwlOwl

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Are you sure it's allowed to talk about that stuff here?

But yeah, search for "Xp Home" on thepiratebay.org as the previous poster said and that would get you what you want/
 
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Im not really sure, sorry if Im talking about something I shouldnt guys!
 

NathaN31

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i dont understand why we cant talk about this
 

OwlOwl

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Well I remember he said somewhere we shouldn't talk about warez or the post will be deleted... But it was in a different section I believe.
 

NathaN31

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well it should not be deleted then
 

Storebror

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I think it's because unlike Linux, XP isn't open source, so any ISO image of XP on the 'net would be illegal piracy - we don't want to get this forum off to a bad start I'm sure.
 

OwlOwl

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Personally, I don't think it's illegal to download Windows XP if you have the COA and lost it or something. If Microsoft is going to charge us that much to get a disk, really.

But if you're downloading it without having a COA, then it's starting to get illegal.

Thatt's just my thoughts, not anything good towards pirating software.
 
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The reason you can't talk about Warez is because if feds check out the site then the site will be shut down because Warez is illegal.
 

Storebror

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OwlOwl link said:
Personally, I don't think it's illegal to download Windows XP if you have the COA and lost it or something. If Microsoft is going to charge us that much to get a disk, really.

But if you're downloading it without having a COA, then it's starting to get illegal.

Thatt's just my thoughts, not anything good towards pirating software.
An interesting point - but let's say you DID lose your original copy - would you then walk into a computer shop and take another copy without paying for it?  I can't honestly see the difference.  But let's not turn this into an argument 'cos I think I'm taking this off topic a bit.....just something to think about, that's all.  :relaxed:
 
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Hey storebror!
Im Dombev30 btw from Youtube

Do you think I should pay £50 for a new installation disc
I have found a torrent download which I might download, thanks to users replying to this thread

Please dont turn this topic into an argument guys, thanks
 

OwlOwl

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Dombev link said:
Hey storebror!
Im Dombev30 btw from Youtube

Do you think I should pay £50 for a new installation disc
I have found a torrent download which I might download, thanks to users replying to this thread

Please dont turn this topic into an argument guys, thanks
Get it off eBay instead if you want it 100% legal, for $50 which is your currency $25 (can't find that symbol)
 

gymtonic

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i think it is perfectly legal if you have the serial but no installer,
you pay for the serial, you dont pay for the installer
 
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gymtonic link said:
i think it is perfectly legal if you have the serial but no installer,
you pay for the serial, you dont pay for the installer
I agree, the installation isn't the thing that costs, its the Serial key which your buying :relaxed:
 

OwlOwl

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gymtonic link said:
i think it is perfectly legal if you have the serial but no installer,
you pay for the serial, you dont pay for the installer
Yeah, that's pretty much what I was trying  to say.
 
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Syntax-Shadow link said:
[quote author=gymtonic link=topic=200.msg1352#msg1352 date=1217266793]
i think it is perfectly legal if you have the serial but no installer,
you pay for the serial, you dont pay for the installer
I agree, the installation isn't the thing that costs, its the Serial key which your buying :relaxed:
[/quote]

Yep thats what I think aswell, I'll see If I can find a copy on eBay
 
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OwlOwl link said:
Get it off eBay instead if you want it 100% legal, for $50 which is your currency $25 (can't find that symbol)
I cant find a Windows XP Home installation disc for £25 on eBay
 

Benny

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y would u want xp home???
i would take xp pro u can search here rapidshare-search-engine.com!!!
i got evrythin from there!!!
i got
win xp media center 2005
win vista home premium
much more!!
 
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I have a license key for XP Home though and I dont for XP Pro
 
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