Originally Posted by MattieDaShark83
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.