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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium x32Bit OEM 1PK DVD £39.66!! QUICK!!

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Quick!! Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium x32Bit OEM for only £39.66 DELIVERED!! (With free super saver) This is my first post, had to share this... don't how how long it will last so get your … Read More
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Quick!!

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium x32Bit OEM for only £39.66

DELIVERED!! (With free super saver)

This is my first post, had to share this... don't how how long it will last so get your orders in!

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/123052 (just in case)
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#1
I'm guessing this is a missprice. Maybe not, voted hot anyway
#2
I expect so... that's why I posted ASAP...

I've ordered, if they pull the order then nothing lost, if they don't, well, bargain!! :w00t:
#3
Amazing price. Will tell the boyfriend. Eventhough he's got a 'fake' vista. =)
Ta.
#4
The status on my Account has turned to "Payment Taken" and I've received the confirmation email...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but does this not mean now that they are legally obligated to provide the item now?
#5
whatttttttttttt..... people have voted this cold? Wtf. I just voted hot. Then looked a moment later and it's cold!!!!! from being hot!! That's ridiculous. Not even my post.. but I know how good this deal is! crazy.
#6
[COLOR=olive]Just thought that myself!! Think an explanation is in order unless its been hit in error!![/COLOR]
#7
kscd
The status on my Account has turned to "Payment Taken" and I've received the confirmation email...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but does this not mean now that they are legally obligated to provide the item now?



La Redoute are famous for doing scams like this, they will give out discount codes but then refuse to let you have the item for the discounted code etc. I'm not sure if it's illegal to behave like that, probably an un-written law seeing as online shopping is moderatley new.. and well.. the law / GovT have 'other' things more important to contend with. Not. Anyway, best thing to do is wait and see, also check your bank statement when you recieve it.. if it doesn't seem correct complain? You might be able to get a future discount.. or they could reimburse you for your problems. heh.
#8
They have 7 days to cancel the binding contract kscd.
#9
I swear it was nearer £100 when it was released. I remember informing my boyfriend about cheap vistas at about £60-70 so yeah weirdddd.... i feel i've posted on this one too much now :|
#10
yimmie
I swear it was nearer £100 when it was released. I remember informing my boyfriend about cheap vistas at about £60-70 so yeah weirdddd.... i feel i've posted on this one too much now :|

OEM is really cheap because it basically comes with no instructions. Retail versions range from £150 to £399 i think
#11
Umm what's OEM?
#12
System builder sofware, basically means if you build computers its cheaper and generally has no support.
#13
"Original equipment manufacturer"

Comes without all the fancy packaging etc...

With OEM software you can only install on one machine. As long as you don't change any major hardware (mostly only the motherboard) you can install on the same machine as many times as you want.
#14
And note it ties to your motherboard when activating. Unsure on how MS have been with this on Vista so couldn't comment further.
#15
If you people feel like being a beta tester for Microsoft and pay for that, please go ahead! I'll stick with my Windows XP MCE! ;-)
#16
So is this a good deal or what ?? It looks good..
#17
Seems good to me, last time I looked vista was around £70-80 minimum. I have ordered a couple. Thanks!

All the best,
Ash
#18
Excellent deal - heat & rep added
#19
alot of online firms in their t+c's state the contract of purchase is accepted and completed on dispatch, therefore when they take the money is not relevant.
#20
Gone for it...Thanks for the heads up and voted hot..
#21
jakaraka
alot of online firms in their t+c's state the contract of purchase is accepted and completed on dispatch, therefore when they take the money is not relevant.


aah I see. Will just wait and find out then :)

(Still can't believe some people are still voting cold! Wow, tough crowd! lol)
#22
It's probably getting cold votes because it's Vista. Even the Ultimate version is somewhat lacking if you ask me, so how this version will compare is anybodys guess.

Also I was under the impression that for a company to resell OEM it had to be sold with hardware, whether that be a complete system or just a USB card etc. So don't be surprised if Ebuyer cancel the orders.
#23
re the motherboard issue

you can just tell them your motherboard blew up (or a key component) and I believe they will let you swap it to another machine
#24
2103 in stock.

More than enough for greedy Ebayers to completely flood the site. :whistling:
#25
Shengis
It's probably getting cold votes because it's Vista. Even the Ultimate version is somewhat lacking if you ask me, so how this version will compare is anybodys guess.

Also I was under the impression that for a company to resell OEM it had to be sold with hardware, whether that be a complete system or just a USB card etc. So don't be surprised if Ebuyer cancel the orders.

have you ever used vista?

OEMs can now be sold without hardware and this isn't a missprice, it's listed prominently on the front page in the OS subcategory.
#26
at the risk of sounding stupid...
what is the difference between the 32 and 64 bit?
will they both run on a standard pc, or is the 64 for an all singing and dancing jobbie?
#27
Pac3y
And note it ties to your motherboard when activating. Unsure on how MS have been with this on Vista so couldn't comment further.


This is the same with all versions, OEM or not
#28
ste
This is the same with all versions, OEM or not

no, retail versions can be installed and activated on a different system(with different mobo).
#29
m623d
at the risk of sounding stupid...
what is the difference between the 32 and 64 bit?
will they both run on a standard pc, or is the 64 for an all singing and dancing jobbie?


there are different types of processors - 32 bit and 64 bit.

Most are 32 bit, and chances are if you've got a 64 bit machine then you'll know about it.
#30
Please go very carefully with this one and make sure that you know what you are letting yourself in for.

Even for an OEM licence, the price is lower than I have ever seen it before - so it is an absolute bargain.

However, you really need to understand what is meant by OEM licence:

1. Microsoft OEM Software is specifically created for installing on new PC’s by System Builders and OEM’s.

2. When you break the seal to get into the software, you are agreeing to the licence terms which states that as you have broken the seal, you are a system builder and will install the software on a new computer. You also accept that YOU will provide the support for the software (not Microsoft), that is why it is an OEM licence for System Builders as Microsoft expect them to support the purchaser.

3. The licence for this OEM software will be tied to the PC it is installed on – at the point you activate it. So, if the computer breaks or you need to install this copy of Vista on a different PC, you will need to call Microsoft and explain that.

(I simplify greatly, but Vista licence activation – when you first install it - works by connecting to Microsoft via the internet and registering both the licence key and a unique code that is calculated based on the hardware components of your PC. Vista then continually “calls home” and if any of the hardware details have substantially changed, it will pretty much stop working).

It is perfectly legal for ebuyer to sell this OEM version of Vista as long as they just redistribute it to other system builders. If you are building your own home PC, then I reckon that you qualify as a system builder and it is therefore fine for you to break the seal and install it. However, if you ever see the need to move this copy to another PC, it will be one hell of a pain unless you are really geeky and enjoy calling Microsoft.
#31
Hmm, tempting cheap price. But I would prefer the 64bit version to be honest. Still, voted hot :thumbsup:
#32
alien7
If you people feel like being a beta tester for Microsoft and pay for that, please go ahead! I'll stick with my Windows XP MCE! ;-)


I'm sure Vista isn't without its faults, but I upgraded a few months ago from XP MCE to Vista Premium and haven't regretted it for a single second. Okay, mine was a free upgrade so I've not had to consider "was it worth the money", but at 40 notes I'd recommend this to an XP MCE using friend. In fact, I have done so.

Hot.
#33
shame google checkout £10 off £30 isnt stil going for this ;)

voted hot, great price.
#34
HenvY
have you ever used vista?


I have indeed had that misfortune. In actual fact i've still got a copy installed on the 2nd drive of my laptop.
#35
Trust me, this is a brilliant deal but I personally will not be trying to get it. I truly believe this is a miss price or miss labelled, the price listed looks like the price of Vista Basic not Vista Premium. Whether it is 32bit or 64bit, for most people it makes no difference and the 32bit would be probably better to use.

Definitely a brilliant deal, anyone with half a brain would buy it at this price because its even cheaper than most places sell Vista Basic for. But whether it will be honoured or not, I highly doubt it - but good luck to all who have a shot at it!

The main difference between RETAIL and OEM is that the RETAIL can be re-installed on the same computer over and over again no matter what hardware you change. But the OEM version can only be re-installed on the same computer as long as the motherboard doesn't change, unless of course you ignore this and just activate by phone as usual.

Usually activation a second/third/fourth time is done by phone to Microsoft - all they ask is "how many computers is your copy of Windows Vista installed on" if you reply "just this one" then they re-activate you.

The first time activation happens on OEM it happens over the internet or by phone if you don't have the internet. After that you need to call Microsoft, but its barely a big deal.

RETAIL activates online for the first 5 times, that is the only real main difference if you ask me. Pretty much all you have to say is you have changed the hard drive either for RETAIL or OEM copies, they don't even seem to know what copy you have, or if they do they don't mention it.

Its not really a big deal to be honest, OEM is the definite way to go because it is so much cheaper. Retail is mainly for people who either;

1. Don't have a clue
2. Think they are getting something better
3. Have more money than sense (sense in the sense that they don't do their research)
#36
Out of interest would this be installable on a mac mini?? Just taken delivery of one of these machines and am thinking of putting windows on. This would seem to fit the billl so what do people think??
#37
the MS product code on the ebuyer oage is the home premium one. For £39.99 this is great considering it is £65-£70 elsewhere.

Looks a misprice to me. HOT
#38
This is hot:roll:
#39
stevenalis
Out of interest would this be installable on a mac mini?? Just taken delivery of one of these machines and am thinking of putting windows on. This would seem to fit the billl so what do people think??


According to the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor Beta, Aero will be supported on the Mac mini, but there are a few requirements. You must have at least 1GB of memory installed in your Mac mini and 15GB of free hard drive space. If your hard drive doesn't have enough free space, you will receive a warning telling you what actions to take.


Hope this answers your question.

You can read more here: http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/481.html
#40
kel64
Hmm, tempting cheap price. But I would prefer the 64bit version to be honest. Still, voted hot :thumbsup:


You are aware that to use the 64bit version you need a 64bit PC? Also, I read that the 64bit version is as buggy as hell.

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