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Old 01-14-2007, 12:47 AM   #1
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Default Get vista cheaper by buying XP now? Total cost for both less than Vista?

Ok, I stumbled accross this in a different thread, but I need youguys opinion on this. At newegg when you buy Windows XP at newegg you get a free upgrade to Vista, just shipping charges. So if I buy XP media center now for $110 I get a free upgrade to Vista Home Premium. Doesnt make sence because Home premium alone was supposed to be $160 for the upgrade. So if I buy XP media now I get Vista and XP for less than the price of Vista. Should I do it? Or is there a catch?
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:49 AM   #2
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yea its worth it. go for it
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Old 01-14-2007, 02:25 AM   #3
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its what im doing
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Default Re: Get vista cheaper by buying XP now? Total cost for both less than Vista?

yeh i got a laptop with XP media center and it comes with Vista Home Premium free, just have a 2 the delivery on it, its only the 32-but version tho, but its still windows vista so im not complaining
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:16 AM   #5
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yeh i got a laptop with XP media center and it comes with Vista Home Premium free, just have a 2 the delivery on it, its only the 32-but version tho, but its still windows vista so im not complaining
me too. i didnt know you had to pay the delivery. that sucks lol. i thought it was a free upgrade.
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:07 AM   #6
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yeah ive heard a lotof people are going to to it, i know my laptop is compatible but not free but ive seen ones that are free, i was thinking about doing it myslef unless i want to get one of the expensive versions
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me too. i didnt know you had to pay the delivery. that sucks lol. i thought it was a free upgrade.
yeh i think it was something like £15, but i guess its worth it
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Does Home premium come in the 64bit edition too?
This dealyou dont even have to buy a computer right?
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no you dont have to buy a whole new computer just a whole new OS
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No, to run the 64-bit edition, you will need a 64-bit PC..
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