How To Buy Windows XP
If you are running Windows 7 or Vista and find yourself unable to use these operating systems, then perhaps you'd like to know how to buy Windows XP instead. While it is an older OS, Windows XP is compatible with more software and hardware than Windows 7 or Vista, plus it is more widely supported by users around the world. In addition, Windows XP works better on older computers that aren't as powerful as newer systems. Even though Microsoft is officially pushing Windows 7, you can still buy Windows XP through certain channels. Before you do, though, remember that many computer system dealers now charge extra to install Windows XP instead of Windows 7 or Vista, and Microsoft has stopped selling Windows XP and will stop supporting the operating system in 2014.
Buy a brand new computer from a major vendor. Some computer makers still offer the option to buy Windows XP pre-installed on the system. This is the easiest way to go since it will already be adapted by the manufacturer to work with the computer's hardware.
Visit a local computer store. Many independent computer vendor storefronts exist where you can also buy Windows XP, either as a stand-alone installation CD or pre-installed in a new computer system. Always be sure to check a computer or software vendor to make sure you're buying an authentic copy of Windows XP and not a pirated version; pirated versions use invalid registration keys that will not let you activate the operating system.
Buy Windows XP online. There are also a number of software vendors who still sell Windows XP on their websites. This is a great option for someone who already has a computer and just wants to downgrade.