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  • I'm an American living in Ukraine.  I bought a new ASUS laptop that had legal MS software - Windows XP - pre-installed, but it was the Russian-language version.  My Russian stinks, and I wanted the English version. The store couldn't get me an English version.  Ultimately, I installed a pirate copy of the English version.

     

     

    I would much prefer to be legal, but I don't see why I should have to pay twice (the pre-installed RU version and buy a retail EN version of XP).

     

    Does Microsoft have an option that would allow me to have registered Windows at low or no cost? 

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 7:20 PM

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