i was just needing to know if i take a blank hdd and put 32-bit windows vista home basic on it and then a month later i buy an OEM of 32-bit vista home premium, will i be able to install the OEM over the retail disk installed (not wanting to dual boot)? i dont want to keep home basic but its the only retail (reusable) OS disk i have and i would like to have home premium. im building/buying a pc today and tomorrow but i dont have the bank to get the OEM vista premium so i have to use a retail vista basic until i can get the cash. thanks for any help/advice before hand
2. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS. Before you use the software under a license, you must assign that license to one device (physical hardware system). That device is the “licensed device.”
A hardware partition or blade is considered to be a separate device.
a. Licensed Device. You may install one copy of the software on the licensed device. You may
use the software on up to two processors on that device at one time. Except as provided in the
Storage and Network Use (Ultimate edition) sections below, you may not use the software on any
A brand new OEM XP Home with preinstalled SP3 is $89 USD (same as Retail but no dirrct support from MS on the "help" function...big deal.)
XP uses alot less ram,no campatibility issues and runs rings around Vista.
XP does not come with DX-10 but if you look around you can still use DX-10 with XP if you really want it.