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Old 01-27-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default This a good deal for Home premium?

I want to get vista as I have no other OS other than RC1, and I figure the bugs will be fixed as service packs and updates come out. So I've been searching on ebay, and found THIS auction. Is it a good deal? Or should I stay away from OEM? And can he really ship it today or monday even though Vista isnt officially launched?

There are 99 more available so those other here tha want it feel free, lol.
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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You can get Ultimate on newegg for $200:

32 Bit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116213

64 Bit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116215
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: This a good deal for Home premium?

Oh, but OEM is ok, so if I were to find an OEM version of vista on ebay it would be cheaper but it would be the same?
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just get it off newegg. you will know its a good deal and you wont get scammed
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: This a good deal for Home premium?

I dont quite have $200 to spend on Vista, and Buisiness doesnt have two features that premium does, even though its at a good price, it looks like the deal on ebay is one of the better ones.
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:51 PM   #6
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Ok, found a better deal on a different website, here. Plus I can get the addtional 80gb HD as the product to allow me to buy the OEM version. The HD I kind of need for backing up and installing the OS on a different HD. Thought that might be a good idea.

Here, http://www.directron.com/vist64hpd1pk.html
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is OEM the one you can only install once on one computer?

or what was that...
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OEM you just get the disc in a paper sleeve and a serial #, no packaging, nothing else.

Yeah, $112 sounds like a good deal.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:18 PM   #10
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lol, yeah, I think I'm going to go for it. Plus they will ship it monday, but they could have shipped it earlier if I had ordered a couple days ago. Hey, that deal might help others too. I hope it all works out.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:31 PM   #11
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OEM is fine, and 112 dollars for home premium sounds pretty good, I was always under the impression that the retail price was going to be set at 150, but i guess not.
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Ok, my mom doesnt understand why the OEM is so much cheaper. You guys got a reason I can tell her? And is directron reliable?
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oem is cheaper because its intended for system builders, the retail version is more expensive because it comes in a pretty box and looks good on the shelf (also has owners manual and instruction. the oem is just the disk and the product key, thats why its cheaper.
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Default Re: This a good deal for Home premium?

Ok, thanks, she still doesnt believe in teh reliability of many online sites. So I'll just wait til Newegg has a 1 pack of Vista home premium OEM. Or do you not think they will get one?
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Default Re: This a good deal for Home premium?

Do you think newegg will get a 64-bit OEM version of home premium? Or is directron a reliable place to buy from?
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Do you think newegg will get a 64-bit OEM version of home premium? Or is directron a reliable place to buy from?
I'm sure they'll get it eventually, probably sometime next week.
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Should I get the 64 bit version? Computer in my specs, but I am planning on getting an 8600Ultra card once its released.
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Yes. Core 2 Duo are 64 bit CPUs. If I had the opportunity to get a 64 bit OS, I would jump on it. Unfortantely for me, I got the 32 bit Vista. No 64 bit was made available to me, yet.
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the 8600U will support 64 bit correct?
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It's funny because I'm on Nvidia's site right now. There are no specific VIsta drivers for the 8800 series video cards, but all the previous chipsets do. Hmmm. I'm sure it will work great regardless of that. It's a powerful card and you probably don't even need drivers from nvidia to run it. Just use Windows settings, crank up the resolution and everything should be smooth. I would also try the XP Pro 64 bit drivers too, to see how that works out.

I also heard that for 64 bit version of Vista, getting 2GB is better than having 1GB as far as performance goes. Got that info off of PC World magazine.
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