MS is too expensive

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    >At this point, you call a free Microsoft helpline, explain your legal reason for it not reactivating, and it is reset so that you are able to reactivate it. <

    i can just imagine.

    Help: Hello MS help line how may we be of service for you today sir.

    You: i updated my computer and not XP no workie

    Help: well just folow these easy steps,
    Send us all your reciepts for the hardware, a copy of your drivers license, your SS number, your adress and phone number, a reciept for XP, your credit card number, your MS passport, and your soul, plus a $55 money order made out to Bill Gates, sealed in a buisness sized manila envelope. thank you ::click::.
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    I've confirmed the price. It's approx $250 USD for WinXP Professional full version. Not a penny cheaper. Infact it is actually closer to $275 USD.
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    32 or 64 bit?
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    How much for 64
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    I just got WinXP Pro....it is awesome...definitely worth the money if you prefer to get it that way....

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    Actually I was just kidding about that 64-bit price there, lol.

    This is what they had listed. It was in Canadian dollars but I'm telling you the approx US price:

    Win XP Professional Full Version $275 USD
    Win XP Pro Upgrade $170 USD
    Win XP Home Version $170 USD

    I forgot the price of the home version upgrade but it was there too. It didn't say anthing about 64-bit. Those are going to come pre-installed.
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    > Win XP Professional Full Version $275 USD
    > Win XP Pro Upgrade $170 USD

    And perhaps you'd like to tell me how many people you know will pay the 'Full Version' price?

    * Students get it at academic prices: ~$70.
    * Volume users get it at large discounts.
    * OEMs get it at large discounts.
    * MSDN members get it sent to them.
    * The rest of the world already owns a version of Windows, and buys the upgrade - or gets it with their new computer.

    Anyone without a legal existing copy of Windows should be able to get one for under $100, easily, thus qualifying for the upgrade price and still coming back in profit. Of course, if the Home version suits your needs, it's even cheaper.

    > Win XP Home Version $170 USD

    Which puts the upgrade at about $70, making it a 'must-have', in my opinion.
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