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Old 01-28-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default Oem Vista ultimate?

I pulled this off amazon.com just checking there prices out.

This OEM software is intended for system builders only and cannot be transferred to another PC once it is installed. The purchaser of this software is required to comply with the terms of the System Builder license, including the responsibility of providing all end user support for the software.

Tell me if I understand this right or if its different than XP if I install and validate it on my computer then say I decide to do a reformat 6 months down the road I could reformat and re install vista as long is its on the same computer correct?

I'm sure it would install on another computer also like XP or did they find a way to stop that? Example i'm using my XP that I got from my old gateway on my new system build.

Also just a quick 64bit question. I know my conroe is 64bit will vista automatically pick that up if I order the 64bit version or do I need to download something before I decide to install 64bit OS?
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I pulled this off amazon.com just checking there prices out.

This OEM software is intended for system builders only and cannot be transferred to another PC once it is installed. The purchaser of this software is required to comply with the terms of the System Builder license, including the responsibility of providing all end user support for the software.

Tell me if I understand this right or if its different than XP if I install and validate it on my computer then say I decide to do a reformat 6 months down the road I could reformat and re install vista as long is its on the same computer correct?

I'm sure it would install on another computer also like XP or did they find a way to stop that? Example i'm using my XP that I got from my old gateway on my new system build.

Also just a quick 64bit question. I know my conroe is 64bit will vista automatically pick that up if I order the 64bit version or do I need to download something before I decide to install 64bit OS?
do NOT use OEM vista if your building a system. If you install and activate vista on one pc, and later want to use it on another, it wont work at all.
I don't know if it will allow you to reformat and install with no issues.. i'd imagine so...
Vista demands activation, and there is no "Corporate" solution this time.. that has activation too now.

I believe you have to use the "Retail" version of vista to be able to freely install it on different computers.. it costs more though..

I don't know anything regarding Vista and 64-bit.. your gonna have to google around and see what it's all about.
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:42 PM   #3
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when up reformat, call up Microsoft and tell them to reactivate for you.
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Default Re: Oem Vista ultimate?

Well this is the system I want vista on. I built this one for vista directly. I'm just worried say I upgrade the GPU,MB or CPU down the road or just want to re install it just to get all the errors of time out.

So how do they verify its still on the same system just curious? Thats mad if they expect you to pay for the software everytime you want to upgrade a HD or somthing.
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I REALLY hope the retail version of Vista is less retarded about this stuff.
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I'm not paying that much for the retail version. If that was the case microsoft can kiss my ass. I think the big reason there doing this probally has something to do with all the file sharing programs out there were you can get anything you want with keygens.
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I'm not paying that much for the retail version. If that was the case microsoft can kiss my ass. I think the big reason there doing this probally has something to do with all the file sharing programs out there were you can get anything you want with keygens.
Yeah, it's really easy to get an illegal copy already (RTM). Search any torrent site and you'll get dozens of hits.
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Yeah, it's really easy to get an illegal copy already (RTM). Search any torrent site and you'll get dozens of hits.
Crazy I've always used k-lite or limewire pro for that type of stuff. Can't believe all the things up on http://www.torrentz.com/

Might have to hook my old computer up to my other monitor and download some stuff.
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So the OEM software isnot good? Isnt that like the disk you get when you order a computer from dell or something like that?
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So the OEM software isnot good? Isnt that like the disk you get when you order a computer from dell or something like that?
OEM is fine if you get it with a dell or other brand based PC, since you would only use that copy with that PC.. but if you build your own computers and/or upgrade yours.. it could have some big problems down the road.
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i bought an OEM copy from my work a few days ago and havent had a problem, if you get a retail copy all you get is a pretty box and phone support which if you built your own computer you shouldn't need. Vista OEM Home Premium is about $159.99 CAN and go up to about $259 like my Ultimate OEM copy.

So far so good though on the vista Ultimate i bought and installed. screens below.





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But could you reformat now? Or what happens if you pop the OEM disk into another computer?

Nice car by the way, did you download that picture of the net, lol.
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i can reformat as many times as you can on your Xp, the way the licensing works is pretty much the same as XP. I dont really remeber where i go the mustang concept picture. PM if you want it.

Im not sure where you guys get the OEM frights from but whtvr. Same idea as XP OEM to XP Retail, pretty box.
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Nah thats alright about the pic, gota gt40 pic on mine, lol.
Anyway its the same disk as the full home premium retail basically?
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yup, if you get the DVD all the different versions are on it, when you enter the key, it pics the version according to the key, u dont even have to enter a key at first but u have to make sure u install the version u bought or you'll have to reformat again. Makes is easy for our service department, always burning new copies twice a day.
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So someone could buy vista basic, and eneter the key for premium and they would have premium?
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if they have the dvd edition and a premium key then yes, providing they enter the premium key or select Home Premium from the list.
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wow thats wierd. Would be just to easy to crack, lol.
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I can't believe microsoft would be that crazy. Maybe i'd be better off just waiting for the first round of vista buyers to deliver the verdict. If that does hold true it would be dumb to purchase a better edition. Just wait for somebody to develop a key generator that would unlock the best version for the cheapest price.
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guys, i was able to try out the vista final (release to manufacturers version, the OEM) and all the versions come on one disk. all the versions, both 32 and 64 bit. The reason they fit all this is because it all uses the same base system, its just that the extras are different. but on another note, it is REALLY hard to crack vista.
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