Windows Thread, Anywhere to get hold of Win 95, 98, ME etc licenses?? in Technical; I'm buying some new computers and determined to try and get around the problem of having to buy a qualifying ...
14th June 2011, 11:14 AM #1
Anywhere to get hold of Win 95, 98, ME etc licenses??
I'm buying some new computers and determined to try and get around the problem of having to buy a qualifying license to be able to use our volume license key. The best i can get at the moment is a Vista license for about 40 quid. Does anyone know of anywhere i could get hold of some dirt cheap windows license, i'm talking like win 95, 98, ME etc?
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14th June 2011, 11:18 AM #2
The older you go, the more expensive it gets!! Because they are rarer and harder to get get hold of the prices go up. Win 98SE is currently £400 (or thereabouts for a genuine OEM) to use on machines.
14th June 2011, 11:20 AM #3
humm, god i hate microsoft!
14th June 2011, 11:22 AM #4
your best bet would be to see if you can get some sort of bulk discount buying vista business licenses (I know over 30 and you get like 10% off or something with RM).
14th June 2011, 11:23 AM #5
You would need retail editions of the old licenses anyway, OEM won't do you any good, unless the original manufacturer was providing them.
14th June 2011, 11:25 AM #6
Give these guys a call, they should be able to sort you out the next time they take a trip....
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14th June 2011, 03:21 PM #7
If you're buying new PCs, buy them with the cheapest, crappiest version of Windows the OEM will supply them with. Vista Basic or Windows 7 Starter will be adequate.
14th June 2011, 03:22 PM #8
Can I ask why you want such old OS's ?
14th June 2011, 03:25 PM #9
He's explained that already - he wants any old OS license that is legal so that he can then use his volume license to bring it up to modern standards.
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14th June 2011, 03:28 PM #10
Sorry was actually about to DELETE my post when you replied.....
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14th June 2011, 03:29 PM #11
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