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Where can I purchase a XP operating system and if there are nothing available can I use an used copy and buy a key or something?

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They can still be bought from amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-XP-Professional-Service-Pack/dp/B003LX8DVG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420746141&sr=8-1&keywords=xp

You can also look up ebay and other second-hand sites and buy a retail version (not OEM)
and use the license in your PC.
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I am confused...the link you provided says "no operating system". Can you give me a simple description on the products function.
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I think the "no operating system" in that link means there is no operational hardware included -- note that comment is with regards to "Platform".

These are also available on e-bay for anywhere from $25 to $75.    If you don't want to wait for an auction to end, there are several "Buy It Now" listings ... e.g.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251539391984
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If you don't have a home version of Windows 7 (Pro, Ultimate), then you can use Windows XP Mode, which is free and still available for download on the m$ site. It is a virtual machine of XP running inside Virtual PC (but you can also use it with VMware Player, which is a better HyperVisor than m$ Virtual PC). For that you don't need any key...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-xp-mode
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Thanks!
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