I have Windows 98 and want to upgrade to Windows XP, I have daemon tools and
ultra iso but am trying to find a version of XP to download and mount. Please
help if you can. My mom’s computer and my sanity depends on it.
You can download Windows XP from somewhere, I’m fairly certain; you just
can’t do it legally.
And even if you did illegally download an image, you wouldn’t have the thing
you really need.
There’s really only one solution.
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Microsoft has not made Windows XP available for download, and in any case it
certainly isn’t free. You must purchase a copy, which typically means getting
it at your local or on-line retailer.
Yes, I’m certain that there are various places where you can illegally
download a copy of Windows XP and probably many other software packages. But
the key word there is “illegally”. You would be stealing software almost exactly as
if you walked into the retail store and walked out with a boxed product hidden
under your coat.
That’s what software piracy is all about.
Now there is at least one additional complication if you were to illegally
download an image of a Windows XP installation CD. That image does not include
the product activation code or “product key”. The product key is printed on the
box. The box that you didn’t purchase. Even with an image, without a product
key you won’t be able to install Windows XP.
a copy of Windows XP.”
Once again, I’m sure there are places where you can get a product key
illegally. However each product key is supposed to be unique. If the key you
get has been used by anyone else then it’s possible, perhaps even likely, that
it still won’t work when you activate Windows. One of the whole points behind
activation is to track which product keys have been used too many times or are
known to be illegal and deny them.
Seriously, the right thing to do, the legal thing to do, and the most
problem-free thing to do is to go out and purchase a copy of Windows XP.
And if that’s something you can’t afford, then perhaps looking into some of
the free alternatives such as Linux might be a more appropriate – and legal –
solution for you.