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Overclockers have got some mad prices on all their Vista pre-orders.

Vista Ultimate - £135 (retails at £364.99)
Vista Home Premium - £66.99 (retails at £217)

Most users will need to get the 32bit version.

This is OEM only (without box and manual)
Forgot to add vat to the home version. It is £78.71 - plus you can expect to pay atleast £2.50 for delivery
- mako
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#1
Looks to be ex Vat prices
#2
I assume these prices are for the OEM versions; do they place any restrictions on people buying these versions???
#3
only the retail editions retail at the prices you have quoted.

OEM are the cheaper prices you have listed which will always be much cheaper.

I doubt these will be any cheaper than any other online supplier.

technically you can install oem on any computer, though legally you will probably be breaking the licensing terms.
But it all depends how bothered you are about that.
The oem should really only be purchased if its being coupled with a new computer.
1 Like #4
Those prices are for the OEM version.

Most are hanging on to XP for the next year or so. I remember I got XP the first month it came out and till Service Pack 2 I think 2 years later, it was nothing but bugs, crashes and instability.

Also most seem to scowl at Overclockers. Notoriously bad Customer Service and a Chinese dictatorship style forum where surprisingly, it is all good reviews.

Thanks for the post though!
#5
To me they look like they do include VAT, but the the retail version is the recommended retail price, the OEM version is most likely the OEM price :-p

From the web site:
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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-Bit & 64-Bit Edition DVD - Retail (66R-00020)

Windows Vista Ultimate is the most comprehensive edition of Windows Vista. Retail versions includes both 32-Bit & 64-Bit versions selectable at installation.

£309.99 (£364.24)
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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-Bit & 64-Bit Upgrade Edition DVD - Retail (66R-00021)

Windows Vista Ultimate is the most comprehensive edition of Windows Vista. Retail versions includes both 32-Bit & 64-Bit versions selectable at installation.

£204.99 (£240.86)
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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-Bit Edition DVD - OEM - 1Pk (66R-00765)

Windows Vista Ultimate is the most comprehensive edition of Windows Vista.

£114.99 (£135.11)
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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Edition DVD - OEM - 1Pk (66R-00838)

Windows Vista Ultimate is the most comprehensive edition of Windows Vista.

£114.99 (£135.11)
#6
You'd be better off buying a Mac Mini for those prices inc free OS ;)
#7
Chris206
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technically you can install oem on any computer, though legally you will probably be breaking the licensing terms...


but only one computer (Windows Activation will tie your copy to a specific computer...
#8
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SW-036-MS
£78.71 inc vat OEM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SW-040-MS
£135.11 inc vat OEM

so your price is excl vat for basic version...

you also forgot £5.25+vat for shipping
#9
The price is for OEM versions, and yes, you CAN buy OEM software from that site on its own. The only difference is you don't get the pretty box.

Now stop whining.
#10
you would need to at least buy a mouse with it, as far as im aware you can not purchase OEM without critical harware.
#11
updated deal, thanks for your comments
#12
limpduck
you would need to at least buy a mouse with it, as far as im aware you can not purchase OEM without critical harware.


You shouldn't be able to technically. But you can.
#13
So has anyone ordered? Is this kushti? I've bought stuff from Overclockers before but never OEM software. In fact I've never purchased any OEM software of any sort, particularly Microsoft.
#14
Hi

I've had OEM software in the past. There are usually rules on what the product can be bought with (processor, hard drive, CD player) but it does vary from company to company what they will allow. The software is the same as the full retail product except the box and manual (who ever reads the manual anyway!!).

It may be licenced for 1 computer and component changes can occasionally cause problems with activation although I have personally never experienced this (and I've changed components alot in the past) A call to the helpline to say you've altered a component will usually fix things

If you're building/upgrading and want vista then this may be a good deal.

I personally would like to wait for the service pack as mentioned in the post above.

Nice find though

Thanks
#15
Vista is actually pretty stable - I've been running it for 6 months, and the only time it's crashed is when I've used 2yr old XP drivers with it.

Make sure you've got minimum 1gb, and you'll probably want 1.5GB for any serious use. Also be aware that graphics drivers so far are very immature, and apparently gamers get appalling performance as a result. For everything else performance is good, and as long as you have a recent-ish PC it's just as fast as XP.

However, unless you have a specific feature need, there's probably not much point buying it.
#16
arfster
Vista is actually pretty stable - I've been running it for 6 months, and the only time it's crashed is when I've used 2yr old XP drivers with it.



Exactly the same with me

Ive been using the 64bit beta version since june and had hardly any problems.

I even found a bug reported it to microsoft and it was gone when the next beta came out.

Im probably going to keep using the beta till june when i cant use it any more then ill upgrade to the full version.
#17
Theses also say upgrage editions!! which are half the price anyway. try sticking these on to a hacked copy of xp and see what happens!!
#18
Thanks for the reminder h4x3r :)

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