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Vista Ultimate for £120.00 Direct from MicroSoft

£120.00 @ Microsoft (Microsoft Store)
If you install Vista Ultimate as a trial (don't put the product key in during installation to get 30 days free trial) and then activate it once it is installed, you will only pay £120. This is less t… Read More
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If you install Vista Ultimate as a trial (don't put the product key in during installation to get 30 days free trial) and then activate it once it is installed, you will only pay £120. This is less than half price compared with purchasing it from a retailer.

You receive the activation code immediately and the DVD comes through the post. If you don't want the activation code immediately (ie you can wait for the dvd to arrive) it is only £117.
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#1
Why are people voting this cold? This is a genuine deal and I challenge anyone to find any retailer in the UK who will sell Vista Ultimate for less.
#2
Yes, but you have no disc and can only use it on that machine!

Even an OEM version (around £130) comes on a disc with a Licence Key

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=SWM-VISTAU64O&af=50

Edited... Ah didn't realise they will send you a disc.
Soo... you save £10. Nice one.
Voted Hot.. ish!

Ultimate is a bit Pricy mind you.
#3
mrpipster
Yes, but you have no disc and can only use it on that machine!

Even an OEM version (around £130) comes on a disc with a Licence Key

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=SWM-VISTAU64O&af=50


Read the full deal! Yes you DO have a disc it comes through the post.

Also a requirement of OEM is that it must be purchased with qualifying hardware. Any store which sells OEM without qualified hardware is in breach of their OEM license.
#4
mrpipster
Yes, but you have no disc and can only use it on that machine!


...and you may as well just download the public beta of Windows 7 for nothing when it comes out in a few days. It won't expire for ages.
#5
Jeezeypeeps;4018577
[QUOTE=mrpipster]Yes, but you have no disc and can only use it on that machine!/quote]

...and you may as well just download the public beta of Windows 7 for nothing when it comes out in a few days. It won't expire for ages.


8 months. Then you need to get another os.
#6
Jeezeypeeps;4018577
[QUOTE=mrpipster]Yes, but you have no disc and can only use it on that machine!/quote]

...and you may as well just download the public beta of Windows 7 for nothing when it comes out in a few days. It won't expire for ages.


That is like saying "You may as well just install Ubuntu it is free".
#7
Paladine
Why are people voting this cold? This is a genuine deal and I challenge anyone to find any retailer in the UK who will sell Vista Ultimate for less.


It may be "half price" but £120 is still an obscene amount of money to charge for any version of the Windows operating system.

If Microsoft did not confuse the market by having so many different versions of Windows (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, Enterprise, and who knows what else) they could reduce development costs, reduce testing costs, reduce support costs and bring the price of Vista down to the sort of prices that XP had.
#8
guilbert53
It may be "half price" but £120 is still an obscene amount of money to charge for any version of the Windows operating system.

If Microsoft did not confuse the market by having so many different versions of Windows (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, Enterprise, and who knows what else) they could reduce development costs, reduce testing costs, reduce support costs and bring the price of Vista down to the sort of prices that XP had.


Home Basic - Really basic
Home Premium - Decent for home pc's
Business - for business pc's
Ultimate - For those who want everything

It only confused the idiots.
#9
Paladine;4018558
Why are people voting this cold?
Perhaps because Vista is such a dog of an operating system which spends more of your computer's time trying to work out if you are pirating films than it does doing things you want it to do. Windows 7 has stripped out some of this Hollywood poodle-ism and is generally considered to be a lot better. But of course you could get off the Microsoft built-in obsolescence treadmill altogether and go to Linux. :)

PS I haven't voted on this either way because although it's a terrible product it might be a low price for it.
banned#10
I love Vista and paid over £200 for Vista Ultimate (Full Retail) and then well over £500 for all my offices PC's to have Vista Ultimate too (them ones are OEM)....

Had I known about this I would have got this instead so hot from me....

Heat & Rep.

Thanks
#11
pibpob
Perhaps because Vista is such a dog of an operating system which spends more of your computer's time trying to work out if you are pirating films than it does doing things you want it to do. Windows 7 has stripped out some of this Hollywood poodle-ism and is generally considered to be a lot better. But of course you could get off the Microsoft built-in obsolescence treadmill altogether and go to Linux. :)

PS I haven't voted on this either way because although it's a terrible product it might be a low price for it.


You mean was.
Those who think its still a load of rubbish need to actually use it before condemning it.
#12
While there are a few OS enthusiasts out there! I have Vista business, came with the PC, whats the cheapest way to get rid and stay with ANY other Win OS ? Thanks.
#13
£120 for a ****** version of Windows? Cold.
#14
[url]Www.software4students.co.uk[/url] £58 for vista ultimate upgrade. Had it installed and working for months.
#15
moorjock
While there are a few OS enthusiasts out there! I have Vista business, came with the PC, whats the cheapest way to get rid and stay with ANY other Win OS ? Thanks.

?
if that means what i think it means, then check out the ms downgrade option on business version, it can be downgraded to xp for free, but the hows and the wheres of obtaining a licence key escape me think it may have to be done through the machine manufacturer

see here

paragraph 6
#16
maddogb
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if that means what i think it means, then check out the ms downgrade option on business version, it can be downgraded to xp for free, but the hows and the wheres of obtaining a licence key escape me think it may have to be done through the machine manufacturer

see here

paragraph 6

Thanks, thats what i meant! Got a new Dell with Vista busy on here and i want to get rid to anything so this is pergect, thanks again, (will find a licence somewhere, used to be a lot easier ;-)
)
#17
deathtrap3000;4019084
Those who think its still a load of rubbish need to actually use it before condemning it.
Even Microsoft thinks it's rubbish. Do you see Vista being mentioned at all in their huge advertising campaign?
#18
moorjock
Thanks, thats what i meant! Got a new Dell with Vista busy on here and i want to get rid to anything so this is pergect, thanks again, (will find a licence somewhere, used to be a lot easier ;-)
)


If you have a Dell XP reinstallation disc (from another machine - if you haven't got one you might get on on ebay for a few quid) you'll find that you can install it on Dell computer and that it will be already activated with a self-generated key - saves faffing around contacting Dell for them to give you a licence key. Hope this helps.
#19
pibpob
Even Microsoft thinks it's rubbish. Do you see Vista being mentioned at all in their huge advertising campaign?


Yes
Did you?
Or were you not looking?
banned#20
sukajag
[url]Www.software4students.co.uk[/url] £58 for vista ultimate upgrade. Had it installed and working for months.


upgrade though, you need something to upgrade form in the first place
#21
Zootaga;4020963
upgrade though, you need something to upgrade form in the first place

It's true.But there must be a reason,why PC's with XP installed them on cost more.I didn't check the price,I believe it cheap,but who needs it and for what?For the appearance you can download softwares for free.I see Vista as a step back.If it's free or 10 quid ,I'd say get it to try and uninstall after 6 days.
#22
deathtrap3000;4020799
Yes
Did you?
Or were you not looking?
Proves my point - if Vista didn't have such a bad name it would have been writ large all over the campaign. Instead it was all about "I'm a PC" and "Windows - life without walls" (which makes me think of the utility of a house without walls... :)).
#23
sukajag
[url]Www.software4students.co.uk[/url] £58 for vista ultimate upgrade. Had it installed and working for months.


Seconded.

There are simple ways around the limitations of an upgrade edition. I also believe there is a work round for using an upgrade edition as a new and full install. Won't go into detail as it's a very naughty (illegal even) thing to do and HDUK probably don't want their site being used to promote its use. It's well documented on the Internet, if it still works that is.

I wouldn't pay any more than £60. Cold.
#24
£120 for vista might aswell wait for the windows 7 lol
#25
The link goes to the XBox site - what should it be?
#26
deathtrap3000
Home Basic - Really basic
Home Premium - Decent for home pc's
Business - for business pc's
Ultimate - For those who want everything

It only confused the idiots.


Oh so anyone who is not an expert on all the features of all the different version of Vista is an idiot. It is that sort of arrogance that got Microsoft in the mess they did with Vista.

I know 2 people who bought Vista Business, and because it was supposedley "better" than Home Premium it would include everything IN Home Premium.

But it does not, many of the media features are left out of Business. They had to upgrade to Ultimate to get the Media features.

And why do you need a Home Basic and a Home Premium. Why not just produce a single home version like they did in XP.

Having 2 home versions just confuses the "home" users, who by definition are probably the least technical.

I bet you the next versions of Windows has less versions than this one.

btw: There is also an Enterprise version for large corporations who buy site licenses, it cannot be purchased in the shops like the other 4 versions.
#27
actually xp home and mce are the equivalent of basic and premium, also people are forgetting there are 32 or 64bit versions of each giving 8 versions not inclu enterprise/wflp/embedded etc lol
Also has anyone noticed the price leaps on oem versions?, back in august i bought a home prem off ebuyer for 51.50 plus vat now it's about 68 plus, weak pound i suppose.
oh and the link is still going to an xbox site???
#28
Paladine;4018616
[QUOTE=Jeezeypeeps]

That is like saying "You may as well just install Ubuntu it is free".


Emmmm, no, its not. The poster seems to want a Windows OS. Windows 7 is the next iteration of Windows. Ubuntu, fairly obviously, isn't.

:roll::roll::roll:
#29
maddogb;4026289
also people are forgetting there are 32 or 64bit versions of each giving 8 versions not inclu enterprise/wflp/embedded etc lol
To be fair, there is a technical reason why you need different versions for 32 and 64-bit processors, so you can't blame that one on the marketers :).
#30
guilbert53
Oh so anyone who is not an expert on all the features of all the different version of Vista is an idiot. It is that sort of arrogance that got Microsoft in the mess they did with Vista.

I know 2 people who bought Vista Business, and because it was supposedley "better" than Home Premium it would include everything IN Home Premium.

But it does not, many of the media features are left out of Business. They had to upgrade to Ultimate to get the Media features.

And why do you need a Home Basic and a Home Premium. Why not just produce a single home version like they did in XP.

Having 2 home versions just confuses the "home" users, who by definition are probably the least technical.


Come on. If you are a home user buying a business edition, you should have your head looked at.

But I give you that having two home editions, no matter how different they are, just confuses people who arent that technical.

btw, theres also the starter edition and the 'n' versions, but like the enterprise edition, I left it out because you wont find them in the shops.
#31
we were all wrong guys...The Windows 7 can be installed without having the Vista on the PC. So if you have XP before,doesn't matter as long as your machine has the minimum specs.
#32
pibpob
To be fair, there is a technical reason why you need different versions for 32 and 64-bit processors, so you can't blame that one on the marketers :).


but there was no technical reason premium or basic etc could not have had both 32/64 bit installs on them!
#33
deathtrap3000
But I give you that having two home editions, no matter how different they are, just confuses people who arent that technical.

Home Basic and Home Premium - the clue is in the name. Rather like Tesco Value and Tesco Finest, now that's really confusing to people who aren't that intelligent. :whistling:

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