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Old 09-30-2013, 07:26 AM
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I'm using a copy of XY professional that I have for work; i run bootcamp on my Mac with it. The other day I tried to install it again as another Virtual machine (because i'm always getting messages about the disk space being low and I have to eliminate unnecessary files), but when I tried to register/actviate it said I had exceed the number of times I could do it. I managed to contact Microsoft and get another product key. I activated the VM but boy was it slow -- I'm not sure what went on, but I couldn't seem to download some of the necessary software for my work (although I have no problem using the bootcamp partition).



I thought I might like to buy a copy of XY for myself, thinking that it might be cheaper than a new windows version, and it works fine with what I have to do. But is it possible to buy a copy anywhere and if so where? i need SP 3 as well. I'm using word 2002 for my work as well, so if I need to buy a newer version, it'll have to be able to support that version of word and the other office applications for 2002. Any and all help/advice is welcome.
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You can find XP on eBay. But Word 2002 should also work well on Win 7 or 8.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:09 PM
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Of course, any copy of Win XP you buy second-hand will already have used at least one (and possibly all) of its permitted installs ...

Personally, I'd steer clear of Office XP/2002. It was a dog of a product compared to Office 2003 - even Office 2000 is considered a better product by many, but you can't get the Office 2000 SR1 update anymore and that's essential before upgrading to SP2/SP3.
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