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This is the cheapest price I've found so far for buying Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade. £125.02. If you can find it cheaper then please post it here, although please don't post about OEM versions or free vista upgrades with XP.

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase30&prodID=B66454
- hypnoticstate
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#2
That's an OEM version.
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#4
What is it btw?
#5
For clarification, OEM refers to software that isn't designed to be sold on its own but is instead meant to be part of the bigger overall product. For example, whenever you buy a computer from a shop that comes with everything like the monitor, ram, CPU etc, the version of windows on that computer isn't Microsoft's original version, it's a version made by the company that made the computer package (e.g. Dell, Packard Bell etc). These versions can differ slightly from the original version of Windows.
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hypnoticstate
For clarification, OEM refers to software that isn't designed to be sold on its own but is instead meant to be part of the bigger overall product. For example, whenever you buy a computer from a shop that comes with everything like the monitor, ram, CPU etc, the version of windows on that computer isn't Microsoft's original version, it's a version made by the company that made the computer package (e.g. Dell, Packard Bell etc). These versions can differ slightly from the original version of Windows.


Thats not really a clear explanation. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer (I am an MS OEM Partner). OEM versions are cheaper as an incentive for companies who build machines to put windows on them, it is all about protecting Microsoft's market share. OEM versions can be exactly the same as the retail version, in fact they are in most cases, however, OEM can be rebuilt to a companies own specification to match their specific hardware and software environment (but then so can any windows version, retail or OEM, if you know what you are doing).

According to the MS license terms for an OEM supplier, a customer must purchase at least 1 piece of hardware for a system before they are allowed to purchase the OEM version of windows. So, if you opt to buy OEM you should be required to purchase some hardware in the same order (whether it be a mouse or a motherboard or whatever). If you don't, then both yourself and the seller are in breach of the MS License and you lose all consumer rights as a result, since you are breaching the contract.

Paladine
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Didn't realise you could buy a mouse and get an OEM licence. Maybe that explains why the copies of XP with a Vista coupon I am currently looking at have a free mouse in them?! Got to get this sorted soon as it turns out the PC I bought off eBay hasn't got a ligit licence and the guy I bought it from know longer has an id :o
#8
hypnoticstate, please make sure to use the retailer when submitting a deal - I have created one for lambda-tek for this offer :)
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buelligan
Didn't realise you could buy a mouse and get an OEM licence. Maybe that explains why the copies of XP with a Vista coupon I am currently looking at have a free mouse in them?! Got to get this sorted soon as it turns out the PC I bought off eBay hasn't got a ligit licence and the guy I bought it from know longer has an id :o


Yeah a mouse seems to be the cheapest thing you can get that would qualify as a system component. A lot of places give free mouse or do a combo deal with the mouse for like 99p or whatever.

As for you ebay problem, I remember reading not too long ago that MS were offering people who have bought pirated versions of windows as part of a system build, reduced or free legitimate versions. This was down to the problems being caused by windows genuine advantage where a lot of people suddenly found out they had "illegal" copies of windows. So it might be worth phoning the MS UK Helpline and asking them for some advice on that rather than forking out for a full priced (or OEM) copy.

Paladine
#11
No stock Available is stated because vista isn't available until the end of this month but you can place pre-orders.
#12
hypnoticstate
No stock Available is stated because vista isn't available until the end of this month but you can place pre-orders.


I can't see an option for that. I just see a place to put your email with:

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Paladine
Yeah a mouse seems to be the cheapest thing you can get that would qualify as a system component. A lot of places give free mouse or do a combo deal with the mouse for like 99p or whatever.

As for you ebay problem, I remember reading not too long ago that MS were offering people who have bought pirated versions of windows as part of a system build, reduced or free legitimate versions. This was down to the problems being caused by windows genuine advantage where a lot of people suddenly found out they had "illegal" copies of windows. So it might be worth phoning the MS UK Helpline and asking them for some advice on that rather than forking out for a full priced (or OEM) copy.

Paladine


All software should be free. Including the OS.
#14
a mouse is no longer qualified as a item, microsoft change licensing a while back to cover this.

needs to be a combinatioin of main hardware items (ie mb, hd, processor)

And all software should be free? lol i highly doubt it, software applies as a product, the same as hardware, the same as food, the same as everything. It takes peoples time to make, most of which require a wage to pay, which needs to be funded in some way.
Ms software should be cheaper, but not free... lol.

If your applying that everything should be like linux, linux couldnt run for free if it offered the same degree and support of mainstream supported software. Not many people work for free these days.

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