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Vista HP OEM vs Retail upgrade? Which should I get?

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  • Hewlett Packard
  • Windows Vista
  • OEM
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January 28, 2007 10:01:59 PM

Vista Home Premium OEM vs Retail upgrade? Which should I get? The OEM is cheaper but is it a mistake? And does the OEM include both 32 and 64 bit versions? Also I have XP Pro, is Vista Ultimate worth it? I'm thinking I'll just go with Home Premium.

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January 29, 2007 12:39:24 AM

Get the Upgrade Retail version. If you go OEM, and your mobo dies, you have to get a new copy. It's in the EULA that no one reads. :twisted:
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January 29, 2007 7:44:36 AM

I was under the impression that an 'in warranty' replacement of a Mainboard will let you reactivate your OEM just fine (you just may have to explain the situation to MS). Since most Mainboard have a 2-3 years warranty, that shouldn't be much of a problem. Only when you replace it with a different model are you in trouble.
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February 4, 2007 12:14:49 PM

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I was under the impression that an 'in warranty' replacement of a Mainboard will let you reactivate your OEM just fine (you just may have to explain the situation to MS). Since most Mainboard have a 2-3 years warranty, that shouldn't be much of a problem. Only when you replace it with a different model are you in trouble.


hmm,
I'd like to know that answer to.
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