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Windows XP OEM OS

I had an E Machine burn out the MOBO and have built a new and better system with no OS. Ihave installed the old Hard Drive with Windows XP OEM (E Machine) in the new system and am having problems loading Windows XP. Do I have to purchase another full install of Windows XP?

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  • Mick Richardson Sep 26, 2007

    I have been looking into this and am downloading the Live CD right now. I do have concern I have never heard about Linux free OS until the last 3 days and am finding problems with SATA RAID compatability an I am a trying to network the new system to 3 Windows XP laptops for file and media sharing is this going to be an issue with Ubuntu

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Yes, you have to purchase a new copy of Windows XP... Or alternatively you can try a freeware operating system such as UBUNTU. It does basically the same stuff your Windows did, just with a little more flair! http://www.ubuntu.com/

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