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Old 02-17-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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Why are XP and Vista almost the same price? Doesn't it seem that a new OS means the old OS drops in price? I see a lot of people saying wait to buy Vista, but for a new build that has neither Vista nor XP, wouldn't it be smarter to buy Vista now and save a few bucks instead of buying XP, then Vista in a few months?

I guess I'm just trying to say, I don't want to pay lots of money for an OS.
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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im guessing one reason xp has been the same price lately is because you get a free upgrade to vista. im not sure if thats still the case. i doubt it
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:22 PM   #3
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somewhere i saw having a sale on vista was offering vista for exactly the same price as xp
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I think they are keeping it high so more people go to Vista.
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Old 02-17-2007, 04:23 PM   #5
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i think after a while the price of xp will go down , then may get i mce
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Probably because Vista still has lots of bugs and problems with third party drivers so people still need xp, the prices will prob go down for xp in 6 months or so.
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:31 PM   #7
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Why are XP and Vista almost the same price? Doesn't it seem that a new OS means the old OS drops in price? I see a lot of people saying wait to buy Vista, but for a new build that has neither Vista nor XP, wouldn't it be smarter to buy Vista now and save a few bucks instead of buying XP, then Vista in a few months?

I guess I'm just trying to say, I don't want to pay lots of money for an OS.

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Old 02-17-2007, 08:25 PM   #8
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I think they are keeping it high so more people go to Vista.
thats my best guess as well.

However, if your building a new system, you might as well do vista in my oppionion since you plan on getting it down the road any ways.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:41 PM   #9
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thats my best guess as well.

However, if your building a new system, you might as well do vista in my oppionion since you plan on getting it down the road any ways.

Yeah, if you're going to go Vista down the road, buy it right now. No point in spending the same price on XP as you could for Vista.
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