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This is the Upgrade version of Vista Home Premium; basically if you're running either Windows XP or Windows 2000 you can upgrade to Vista.

An OEM license is (normally) a cheaper upgrade route, but as this is a retail upgrade, it means you can make major hardware changes and you shouldn't have any problems re-activating.

This offer is available on-line with free standard delivery or via Collect @ Store.
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#1
why would you want to upgrade?
edit - i have ordered a laptop with vista and have every intention of using it but cant see the appeal of upgrading to it yet...
#2
[url]www.ubuntu.com[/url]
#3
why is this cold? seems like a bargain
#4
You could pay for it with the money you get from selling all the peripherals it won't recognise.

Vista is the biggest computer buying error I ever made...
#5
Boris the Bold
You could pay for it with the money you get from selling all the peripherals it won't recognise.

Vista is the biggest computer buying error I ever made...


Fortunately I have never made that error! :-D

openSUSE all the way!!!!!!!
#6
Not sure about Price, But dont believe the Vista knockers!!!!
Vista is an amazing operating system, I run the 64 bit version, I have NO ISSUES at all with drivers, its the most stable operating system yet. I run IT department with over 300 comupters and since installing Vista my work load has been cut by a 1/3.
Only issue's I have are with Users not knowing what they are doing, Not the operating system.
So if you have problems, its your lack of knowledge not the software. Buy a book and use the web if you have problems, dont blame your lack of knowledge on a multi million pound operating system!!
No i do not work for Microsoft and i also run Linux which is also very good.
For home users i would recommend Vista Premium to anyone Over XP, windows 2000 or Linux
#7
sirmaggie
Not sure about Price, But dont believe the Vista knockers!!!!
Vista is an amazing operating system, I run the 64 bit version, I have NO ISSUES at all with drivers, its the most stable operating system yet. I run IT department with over 300 comupters and since installing Vista my work load has been cut by a 1/3.
Only issue's I have are with Users not knowing what they are doing, Not the operating system.
So if you have problems, its your lack of knowledge not the software. Buy a book and use the web if you have problems, dont blame your lack of knowledge on a multi million pound operating system!!
No i do not work for Microsoft and i also run Linux which is also very good.
For home users i would recommend Vista Premium to anyone Over XP, windows 2000 or Linux


at last some vista balance, well put dude.
#8
Don't upgrade to Vista!!! unless you have a very powerful computer or want to upgrade your computer, cpu and memory. It is not true what people say. VISTA NEEDS A POWERFUL COMPUTER! Older models will not run properly. I have tried Vista even without Aero (as basic) but its still too slow. I know that we will all use Vista in the years to come, Microsoft will make sure of that, but don't rush into it now. Most people I know who buy new computers throw out Vista for either XP or Ubuntu/Linux. These people are experienced computer user.
#9
Am not a Microsoft boy, and wouldn't upgrade an existing PC from XP to Vista (why spend money om something that works and risk an unstable system?) but when it comes on a new PC, fine. New PC's are designed to run Vista, and it is slightly more secure than XP and at least as stable as XP (that's my personal view). There's some nice features but no killer apps you're waiting for. ANd yes, you need powerful hardware (that's why netbooks = cheap small laptops come with Linux or XP).

And yes, Ubuntu is free and people should definitely try it (I was well impressed, comes with all you need), but it's not like Vista is bad or evil. Apple has a macopoly too etc.
#10
davee58


This offer might be good for all those losers who chose XP rather than Vista on their new system


Those systems will be running much faster than than your shiny new Vista O/S. There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from XP. In fact there are more reasons to downgrade from Vista.
#11
davee58
But for anybody who has recently purchased a new high spec PC, and mistakenly chose XP over Vista, this is a good deal.


Choosing XP over Vista sounds more like common sense than a mistake - as a computer tech, networks are an absolute nightmare with Vista, avoid like the plague!!
#12
Ok, Vista has it's detractors; the Vista vs XP debate is going to last a while.

Whether you like it or not though, this is a good price; I haven't seen anywhere that gets close to this price for this particular version.
#13
I suppose if you want to downgrade to Vista then this is a Hot deal, Voted hot:thumbsup:
#14
As long as you have a decent pc Vista works perfectly fine :)

Many people (who have actually used it recently) prefer it over XP. The ones who dislike Vista tend to be those who tried it at the start and found it to be buggy or those who have never tried it at all.
#15
why will vista be dumped shortly by ms because it's total ******** not a patch on xp and like the guy said earlier about selling all the peripherals that dont work

the worst piece of **** ever
#16
thrustmaster
Many people (who have actually used it recently) prefer it over XP. The ones who dislike Vista tend to be those who tried it at the start and found it to be buggy or those who have never tried it at all.


That's quite the sweeping statement, Oooh the controversy:roll:
[Moderator]#17
sirmaggie
Not sure about Price, But dont believe the Vista knockers!!!!
Vista is an amazing operating system, I run the 64 bit version, I have NO ISSUES at all with drivers, its the most stable operating system yet. I run IT department with over 300 comupters and since installing Vista my work load has been cut by a 1/3.
Only issue's I have are with Users not knowing what they are doing, Not the operating system.
So if you have problems, its your lack of knowledge not the software. Buy a book and use the web if you have problems, dont blame your lack of knowledge on a multi million pound operating system!!
No i do not work for Microsoft and i also run Linux which is also very good.
For home users i would recommend Vista Premium to anyone Over XP, windows 2000 or Linux


Strange policy, most companies wait until an Operating System has proved itself stable before they upgrade.
We have over 12,000 pc's, and Windows 2000 does the job fine.
#18
I'm sure I heard all this before when XP was released and we were all told how buggy and useless it was compared to 98.... And now they tell us XP is great and Vista is buggy,useless etc etc etc etc......
#19
>This is the Upgrade version of Vista Home Premium; basically if you're running either Windows XP or Windows 2000 you can upgrade to Vista.

Note that you cannot actually UPGRADE to Vista from Windows 2000, you have to do a new install.

Also if you are running Windows XP Professional you cannot UPGRADE to Vista Home Premium, you have to do a new install.

You can only UPGRADE (in place) from Windows XP Home to Windows Vista Home Premium.

So although you are entitled to BUY the Vista upgrade product if you have 2000 or XP you can only actually UPGRADE to Vista Home Premium if you have XP Home.

For all other Windows products you have to do an new install
#20
dc2447
[url]www.ubuntu.com[/url]


Yawn
#21
This is Hot UK Deals not an opinion poll of Microsoft. If you don't like Vista, don't vote cold. This is a good deal for the price and although there may be better opperating systems (opinion's again) this is a good deal and should not be voted according to peoples opinions on the product itself.
#22
wadders
This is Hot UK Deals not an opinion poll of Microsoft. If you don't like Vista, don't vote cold. This is a good deal for the price and although there may be better opperating systems (opinion's again) this is a good deal and should not be voted according to peoples opinions on the product itself.

says who?

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