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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit DVD OEM £64.99 + £2.75 p&p or collect for free

£64.99 @ Big pockets
Not that I know much about these things, but seems cheap for an operating system?? Safer and more reliable Windows Vista is designed to be the safest operating system that Microsoft has ever del… Read More
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Not that I know much about these things, but seems cheap for an operating system??

Safer and more reliable

Windows Vista is designed to be the safest operating system that Microsoft has ever delivered. Every edition of Windows Vista, including Windows Vista Home Basic, provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. Additionally, all Windows Vista editions will include new parental control features that will allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities on your PC that might concern you as a parent. Windows Vista Home Basic is designed so that you and your family can focus on what's most important to you and spend less time worrying about your safety.

Easier to set up and use

As with all of other editions of Windows Vista, Windows Vista Home Basic makes your PC significantly easier to use. Windows Vista Home Basic has new tools to help you painlessly move your personal files and settings from your old PC to your new Windows Vista-based PC. Additionally, Windows Vista Home Basic integrates new search tools throughout the operating system to help you quickly find the precise file or programme you need.

Windows Vista Home Basic contains all of the basic features to make your computing experience easier, safer, and more reliable. Even if your existing PC seems to be adequate for basic tasks such as reading e-mail and browsing the web, by upgrading your PC to Windows Vista Home Basic or by purchasing a new PC installed with Windows Vista Home Basic, you will benefit from a better computing experience and more peace of mind.

Windows Vista Home Basic is the edition of Windows for users with the most basic computing needs. The features in Windows Vista Home Basic also form the foundation of all of the other editions of Windows Vista, including Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate.
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#1
This is only £53.21 delivered (super saver) from ebuyer

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/123059/rb/24943884958
[admin]#2
Thanks andyc1976 - as you say it's cheaper elsewhere.
#3
better off sticking to Windows Vista Home Premium for £67.52 at ebuyer, rather than vista home basic:?
#4
just delete it then! - i don't know why I bother.
#5
jayhab
just delete it then! - i don't know why I bother.


If there is a cheaper deal available, it needs to be pointed out, please don't take it personally. We're all here to grab bargains :)
#6
Regardless of who has it cheaper where ever, VISTA is a very hungry baby and the more people are aware of this the more people might save themselves crashing their old machines.

I also believe in order to install VISTA, you have to do a complete fresh start which will wipe your machine and when was the last time you backed up your work??? Ah good idea, must do it now.:thumbsup:
#7
You dont have to do a clean install, you can "upgrade". But Id recommend a clean install. Also, Vista Basic does not include the Aero Interface, so go for Premium if you want that.
#8
fox2020
better off sticking to Windows Vista Home Premium for £67.52 at ebuyer, rather than vista home basic:?


If you didn't bother we would not have been alerted to other cheaper options, so your post has had value. Keep them coming, even if it leads to discusion on the subject, somebody someware will get a benefit of some description :thumbsup:
#9
what's the difference on ebuyer with the "N" version at the end of the names

see the retail listings on this page
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=24946597989&action=c3BlY2lhbHM=&special_uid=1249
#10
Remember that if you but an OEM copy, you will only ever be able to install it on that machine. If you are ever to change the motherboard (upgrade), or change you PC you will need a new copy. I believe this is the same for the Upgrade copy.

Only the Retail will allow you to install on new machines, upgrades etc which is why I bought it. Plus it comes with Support etc aswell.

Choose wisely! Hope this helps.
#11
Reaps
what's the difference on ebuyer with the "N" version at the end of the names

see the retail listings on this page
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=24946597989&action=c3BlY2lhbHM=&special_uid=1249


N Editions

Microsoft is planning to offer so-called N Editions of Windows Vista for the European market, in order to meet the requirements of an antitrust ruling there. Windows Vista N Editions--Vista Home Basic N and Vista Business N--will mirror the Vista Home Basic and Vista Business versions, respectively, but will not include Windows Media Player and other media-related functionality.:thumbsup:
#12
What if your original version was a full one? Would the upgrade version still only work on the machine you've upgraded?
#13
Crazy1
Regardless of who has it cheaper where ever, VISTA is a very hungry baby and the more people are aware of this the more people might save themselves crashing their old machines.

I also believe in order to install VISTA, you have to do a complete fresh start which will wipe your machine and when was the last time you backed up your work??? Ah good idea, must do it now.:thumbsup:

I've upgraded my machine, It runs very fast (Vista Ultimate) Also got a partition with Windows XP (Just in case I have any problems with Vista). So far so good apart from the fact that the Recycle Bin icon keeps dissappearing! It reappears after restarting though. I'm sure Microsoft will release an update for this eventually. I'm running Vista on a machine with 1GB RAM and 64BIT AMD 3000 Processor. I have also used a Vista Beta on this machine but with 512MB RAM and was still quite fast but really you need at least 1GB
#14
shauneco
I've upgraded my machine, It runs very fast (Vista Ultimate) Also got a partition with Windows XP (Just in case I have any problems with Vista). So far so good apart from the fact that the Recycle Bin icon keeps dissappearing! It reappears after restarting though. I'm sure Microsoft will release an update for this eventually. I'm running Vista on a machine with 1GB RAM and 64BIT AMD 3000 Processor. I have also used a Vista Beta on this machine but with 512MB RAM and was still quite fast but really you need at least 1GB

Thanks, I am waiting for my upgrade as well, should be winging its way from Holland as we speak. I had heard there was a problem with it knocking out the comms? did you have any problems with any of your add ons? printers, mice etc
#15
djryansm
Remember that if you but an OEM copy, you will only ever be able to install it on that machine. If you are ever to change the motherboard (upgrade), or change you PC you will need a new copy. I believe this is the same for the Upgrade copy.

Only the Retail will allow you to install on new machines, upgrades etc which is why I bought it. Plus it comes with Support etc aswell.

Choose wisely! Hope this helps.


http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,2087809,00.asp

[FONT=arial][SIZE=2]A Microsoft representative confirmed that users may buy an OEM copy of Windows Vista at a substantial discount, provided they adhere to the terms of the license

[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=arial][SIZE=2] In addition, users should still be subject to the same familiar re-activation restrictions as users of a retail Vista license and Windows XP, a spokeswoman said. Users can alter the PC's hardware substantially, but they will be forced to reactivate – not repurchase the OEM software – if they do, she said.[/SIZE][/FONT]
#16
Crazy1
Thanks, I am waiting for my upgrade as well, should be winging its way from Holland as we speak. I had heard there was a problem with it knocking out the comms? did you have any problems with any of your add ons? printers, mice etc

No all work perfect, Only thing that doesn't work at the moment is an inbuilt card reader which I'm not to bothered as my printer's card reader works. Got to say Windows Vista has really impressed me so far. I'd expect a few problems but so far none other than the one's I've mentioned. I cant speak for all as everybodys computers are different and have different accessary's. Alot of software is now Vista compatable too. Mcafee offer a free upgrade/Update to current subscribers to make it Vista compatable. Nero works etc in fact alot of my old software that I didn't expect to work works.

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