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You don't get these extras on the Vista Basic version:

Fancy Aero "Glass" UI
Media Center (with HDTV/cablecard support)
Windows Movie Maker (with HD support)
Windows DVD Maker
Scheduled backup
Volume Shadow Copy
BitLocker (drive encryption)
"Premium" Games
Offline Files/Folders
IIS Web Server
Rights Management Services
Tablet PC Functionality
SideShow
Speech Recognition
Fax and Scan

Vista Premium Version is much better!

Free delivery when spent over £49 from ebuyer
Don't forget Quidco 1.5%

Here are the practical implications of the change:

*If you purchase a new computer with Windows Vista preinstalled, or if you build your own PC using an OEM version of Windows, this change doesn't affect you. Your copy is locked to that PC and cannot be transferred to another.

*If you purchase a retail copy of Windows Vista and install it on a PC, you can install that same copy on another PC, provided you remove it from the original PC. In this scenario, you may be unable to activate the new copy over the Internet, but you will be able to activate over the phone.

*You can perform an unlimited number of upgrades to an existing computer running a retail version of Windows Vista. If those upgrades are significant enough to cause the computer to look like a new PC, you'll be required to reactivate within 30 days.

*This change should resolve one issue associated with the use of Windows Vista in virtual machines as well. Under the newly worded license, you should be able to move a virtual copy of Windows Vista to a new physical hardware without violating the terms of the license agreement, provided that you remove the virtual machine files from the old hardware.
- asusboy
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#1
home premium, mis-type there i think

home and premium are different versions, the premium should be around £130 oem
#2
KiNG
home premium, mis-type there i think

home and premium are different versions, the premium should be around £130 oem



No mis-type. Their both home. One Vista Home basic and other is Vista Home Premium. This sale is for 32-bit OS only i think. Which is okay, as 64-bit OS still buggy. The main attraction of premium version is the Media Center i think.

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2068721,00.asp
#3
Home Basic and Home Premium are the names, in addition to Business and Ultimate.

The price is lower by so much on this one as its an OEM version normally sold to system builders, still a good price mind you :)
I'm still trying to decide whether to go for the OEM or upgrade price myself, would be nice to get the 64 bit version bundled with the upgrade as I may potenitally want to change to it in future if they ever sort out the compatiblity issues
#4
Great price for this. Good spot

Also check out the Ultimate edition on OEM which is the cheapest price I have seen at £113.65 for the 32bit version.
#5
Filo25
Home Basic and Home Premium are the names, in addition to Business and Ultimate.

The price is lower by so much on this one as its an OEM version normally sold to system builders, still a good price mind you :)
I'm still trying to decide whether to go for the OEM or upgrade price myself, would be nice to get the 64 bit version bundled with the upgrade as I may potenitally want to change to it in future if they ever sort out the compatiblity issues



Yeah you don't get the fancy box and extra packaging which is not really needed anyway. Not much different from the Ultimate version so maybe I downgrade to that as I haven't see any Ultimate Extras on the windows update yet.

Drivers for the 64-bit is weak too.
#6
I think i remember reading one this site that there will be a 'Home License' thing available for up to 3 computers in the one house. Anyone got any details or prices on it?
#7
i read in pcw that you get both 32 bit & 64 bit operating systems on the disk & you decide which one you wanna install, but that they would recommend installing 32 bit for the time being
#8
Nope you only get both 32bit & 64bit editions on the same DVD if you buy Retail editions of Vista. OEM Vista editions you have to decide when buying if you want to purchase the 32bit or 64bit edition.

I knew when Microsoft announced all these various editions of Vista and change the licensing it would cause confusion.
#9
jg213
i read in pcw that you get both 32 bit & 64 bit operating systems on the disk & you decide which one you wanna install, but that they would recommend installing 32 bit for the time being


All four versions (in both 32 and 64 bit flavours) are on the DVD.

Which one setup installs depends purely upon the product key you enter when asked.

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2082979,00.asp

is an excellent article; the principles apply to both clean installs and upgrades.
#10
As I said above that only applies to the Retail/Upgrade Editions. If you buy a OEM version you have to decide which version you want to buy the 32bit or 64bit edition.
#11
Yep, all versions are on the vista cd anyone will buy.

But with OEM, you have to purchase a 64bit license, or a 32 bit license. Once bought, u cannot change what u install next time without buying a new license.

Where as with Retail, the license can be 32 or 64 bit. So you can reinstall and get a new version.

The simple reason behind this, is that Retail software can be transfered from PC to PC (when your old pc dies of course).
Where as OEM isnt strictly allowed to do this. The license belongs to the original machine.


However, when are people actually going to write software and drivers for a 64bit operating system / cpu. It hasnt seemed to popular so far. :) a bit of a flop.
#12
WARNING! if you buy an OEM version you will only ever be able to install it on one machine, no matter if you uninstall it you can NEVER transfer it to a new machine, if you bought on a year down the road for instance.

Also if you ever upgrade a major component of your pc, motherboard for example, this copy will be rendered useless meaning you would need to buy a new copy of vista.

Tek
#13
Yeah but Vista will actually enforce this rule unlike XP does.
#14
Who needs Vista?
#15
Here are the practical implications of the change:

*If you purchase a new computer with Windows Vista preinstalled, or if you build your own PC using an OEM version of Windows, this change doesn't affect you. Your copy is locked to that PC and cannot be transferred to another.

*If you purchase a retail copy of Windows Vista and install it on a PC, you can install that same copy on another PC, provided you remove it from the original PC. In this scenario, you may be unable to activate the new copy over the Internet, but you will be able to activate over the phone.

*You can perform an unlimited number of upgrades to an existing computer running a retail version of Windows Vista. If those upgrades are significant enough to cause the computer to look like a new PC, you'll be required to reactivate within 30 days.

*This change should resolve one issue associated with the use of Windows Vista in virtual machines as well. Under the newly worded license, you should be able to move a virtual copy of Windows Vista to a new physical hardware without violating the terms of the license agreement, provided that you remove the virtual machine files from the old hardware.
#16
So for someone like me that likes to format once a year and get rid of all the rubbish that has accumulated, Vista wouldn't let me do this?
#17
tekhieboy
WARNING! if you buy an OEM version you will only ever be able to install it on one machine, no matter if you uninstall it you can NEVER transfer it to a new machine, if you bought on a year down the road for instance.

Also if you ever upgrade a major component of your pc, motherboard for example, this copy will be rendered useless meaning you would need to buy a new copy of vista.

Tek


That hardly matters for 90% of people. If you buy your computers from a shop then the next one you buy will have Vista installed anyway.

Ironically, the only people that loose out with this new licensing are people that build their own computers. They will need a retail copy so they can upgrade/build a new PC without re-buying the OEM

fungus
So for someone like me that likes to format once a year and get rid of all the rubbish that has accumulated, Vista wouldn't let me do this?


I believe you'd be fine doing that. You can re-install as often as you like as long as its on the same machine
I hope this is the case anyway, I do a re-install every 3 months (usually). That reminds me, not done one since September! No wonder my comp is beginning to chug...
#18
[SIZE=2]you'll be fine formatting and reinstalling windows.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]But if your just talking about breaching license agreements, then you can transfer windows to a new PC if you want. You just reactivate over the phone isntead. Done it hundreds of times with Windows XP Home... and they still activate it for you.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]So unless they are actually making software changes which stop you transfering the license to a new motherboard then you can still do it, your just essentially rendering your license illegal.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]But XP was the same, and you could still do it.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]I'll let you know when i try it :)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Personally if i buy a license, i'll do what i want with it, if i want a new motherboard, i will get one, and i will continue to use the same oem license with it. Whether its breaking terms or not.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]based on this statement[/SIZE]
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*This change should resolve one issue associated with the use of Windows Vista in virtual machines as well. Under the newly worded license, you should be able to move a virtual copy of Windows Vista to a new physical hardware without violating the terms of the license agreement, provided that you remove the virtual machine files from the old hardware.


you will still be able to transfer OEM licenses to a new computer, it will still break licensing terms, but it always has anyway. :) So if you used to do it, i imagine you'll be able to continue
#19
satchef1
I believe you'd be fine doing that. You can re-install as often as you like as long as its on the same machine
I hope this is the case anyway, I do a re-install every 3 months (usually). That reminds me, not done one since September! No wonder my comp is beginning to chug...


The solution around this is fairly simple. When you first get your machine from new, you should, as a matter of course, wipe the hard drive and reinstall the OS. This gets rid of the bloatware that all pc manufacturers include with a default OS installation.

Once your OS is freshly installed, and before you do anything else, allow it to activate via the net.

Once that's done, image the drive using something like BootItNG.

Done deal; you'll never have to reinstall or activate again........whenever you want your machine to have that fresh, quick feeling it has when it's right out of the box you simply flash the image onto your drive (making sure you've backed up any data of course). You'll never need the OS CD again.

My XP OS CD was used once and is gathering dust in a drawer.
#20
I think i remember reading one this site that there will be a 'Home License' thing available for up to 3 computers in the one house. Anyone got any details or prices on it?

Yes, a family version is available. Unfortunately only in the USA and Canada, where Vista is half the price anyway. We in the UK get shafted again.

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