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    Where to buy XP Laptop

    Has anyone purchased a laptop that comes with XP instead of Vista recently and could you let me know where from please?

    And can you still get hold of Office 2003 Student/teacher/home edition (the 3 user licence one)? (At a non-rip off price that is!)

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    Re: Where to buy XP Laptop

    I've just been on the dell website and you can choose XP Professional when customising the machines instead of VISTA.

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    Re: Where to buy XP Laptop

    Ta- I'll give that a go.

    Anyone bought one from PC World etc?

    regards

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    Re: Where to buy XP Laptop

    From Dell Website

    "due to unprecedented demand there is a delay for these laptops"

    (I don't think its a Vista/XP issue - the've just got a backlog on the cheap laptops )

    regards

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    Re: Where to buy XP Laptop

    We got 6 from PC world not too long ago. They were Samsung laptops, not sure on the exact model of the top off my head, cost us £330 each.

    Rob

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    Re: Where to buy XP Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi
    Has anyone purchased a laptop that comes with XP instead of Vista recently and could you let me know where from please?

    And can you still get hold of Office 2003 Student/teacher/home edition (the 3 user licence one)? (At a non-rip off price that is!)

    regards

    Simon
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    Re: Where to buy XP Laptop

    Just get them with Vista Business on them, you are legally allowed to downgrade that back to XP Pro then.

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    Re: Where to buy XP Laptop

    Try Misco, their prices are good. As for Office, we buy Office 2007 licences at around £38 each but currently install 2003 for compatibility and learning curve reasons.

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    Re: Where to buy XP Laptop

    Because I've got a load of laptops to get for a primary I looked around and found that Novatech are a pretty good deal.. My neighbour has one now (on my suggestion) and he's very happy with it.

    They do whatever license you want on it so you could do worse..

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    Re: Where to buy XP Laptop

    I'll second Novatech - they're still quite happy to do XP for you.

    Make sure you speak to them though - they always seem to offer us better prices than you see online.

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    Re: Where to buy XP Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict
    I'll second Novatech - they're still quite happy to do XP for you.

    Make sure you speak to them though - they always seem to offer us better prices than you see online.
    not gotten a laptop from novatech but I have gotten a few items from novatech and can third that.

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    Re: Where to buy XP Laptop

    I thought PC World had stopped XP now but I'll give them a go.

    This is for a real person not one of us so I can't just downgrade it to XP/ Office 2003.

    And thanks for the other info but I'd never recommend a friend to buy online from a UK computer maker direct as IME they all go under one day and you only find this out after you've paid money out but before you've received the goods. This is my personal experience

    No manufacturer from my youth is still trading today

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