Windows XP forum: Installing new HD with new XP home edition, what is OEM?

by: Archangeldawn January 30, 2007 8:24 PM PST

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Installing new HD with new XP home edition, what is OEM?

by Archangeldawn - 1/30/07 8:24 PM

Hey guys I need help in making a good purchase decision.
I'm running windows 98 SE, and I plan on installing a new 160GB Hard drive with a new copy of Windows XP home edition full edition and not the upgrade edition. I'm a college student and looking for a good deal online, but I don't know what Microsoft's XP Home OEM is. Should I purchases the cheaper OEM version or the full retail one? Also I've read on the forums that I need XP SP2 edition to fully recognize the 160GB hard drive, any further tips appreciated. Thanks

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