Thanks Mike...I was planning on buying an external drive, one for my
Mac (Time Capsule) and another for my wife's PC (backup). That should
do it, eh?

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 10:55 AM, Mike <koldark@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Or buy a hard drive or RAM upgrade (I think both qualify) and buy the OEM.



On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 9:50 AM, Michael Ryan <michaelrtr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Speaking of which...I just bought a new Mac (2.4 Ghz, 2 GB, 20 inch
> monitor), and will be running Parallels. I need to get a copy of XP.
> Checking on newegg, I see this: Microsoft Windows XP Professional With
> SP2C - OEM at $139.99, and this: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
> with SP2 - Retail for $269.99. Doing the right thing, do I need to
> spend the $269.99?
>
> Thanks...
>
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 10:39 AM, Lukas Beeler
> <lukas.beeler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 2:25 PM, Mark Villa <iseries.4.me@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > > Has anyone here downgraded from Vista to XP.
> > > Can I do it via an internet download?
> >
> > Contact the manufacturer of your laptops. Most of them have the
> > necessary preload kits for Windows XP that you can get for a small
> > fee. The comments made by Walden/Terry still apply, you'll need to
> > have a business or ultimate version of Vista or an appropriate
> > licensing contract.
> >
> > Please note that many laptop manufacturers do not support running XP
> > on every machine they have - you might run into troubles with not
> > having the necessary drivers.
> >
> > If you do not use a preload kit supplied by the manufacturers, prepare
> > to deal with having to install a mass storage driver on your own. For
> > this you'll either need an USB Floppy drive or remaster the Windows XP
> > CD.
> >
> > --
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> >
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