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Vista Ultimate Upgrade DVD - Full Time Education Students Only - £63.50

£63.50 @ RM
Im not sure how this works, But i saw a poster in my school for a vista upgrade for full time students, They ship the DVD Only, With the key i presume, So no retail box or manuals included. First pos… Read More
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9y, 5m agoFound 9 years, 5 months ago
Im not sure how this works, But i saw a poster in my school for a vista upgrade for full time students, They ship the DVD Only, With the key i presume, So no retail box or manuals included. First post so sorry for any mistakes :)
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Windows Vista Ultimate is the choice for those who want to have it all.

Easily shift between the worlds of productivity and play with the most complete edition of Windows Vista.

Ultimate provides the power, security, and mobility features needed for work, and all the entertainment features that you want for fun.
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There are also more cheap software on this site but this stood out to me :D
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suspended#1
not a bad price but i would like to note this: these are OEM editions (the full ones are oem) as far as i remember, thats why i didnt bother buying as it was more expensive then buying from scan etc.

Voted hot.
#2
Never heard of the website before....

Others are avaliable too:

Office 2007: £48.50
Vista Business: £45.50
Encarta £12.64

Think this could be a hot deal!

BTW you did it right!!
#3
I didnt hear of the website before either, But RM is a big computer manufacturer for schools =)

And Yayness =D
suspended#4
yeh rm have been around for ages and they rip off our school >.<. like £500 for a celeron laptop with minimal specs, i could get the same thing if not better for a measly £300 :P.
#5
Hudson92
yeh rm have been around for ages and they rip off our school >.<. like £500 for a celeron laptop with minimal specs, i could get the same thing if not better for a measly £300 :P.


haven't ya heard? Government, 'crats (including schools etc) are spending other people's money so they don't care. Wait 'til ya start getting slammed with taxes...
#6
Don't know if it has changed from the XP Pro student edition but that had full rights to move the OS from one computer to another unlike the OEM versions....providing you were still a student.
#7
Good deal.. might end up buying one..!! Heat added!!
#8
So I guess as this is the upgrade version. it only works if there's a valid copy of XP installed on the PC already?

What if I wanted to format my PC, would I have to install XP first and then Vista?
#9
So this doesn't work if you have Vista Pro installed?

What are the advantages of Ultimate over Pro? Any?
#10
So Can I buy this to upgrade as I have Vista Premium at the moment so if I upgrade Ill have Vista Ultimate??

I wanted Ultimate so I could have 4gb of ram.
#11
Cheaper here:-
h**p://www.software4students.co.uk/
At £61.95, sure ive seen other sites as well as RM and this one.
banned#12
Windows Vista Ultimate is the choice for those who want to have it all.... including bugs, crashes, major slowdowns and some silly flip3d/aero styles.

To those who have XP: For the love of god, KEEP IT.

I love Microsoft, and I'm not some apple fanboy, but the fact is, Vista is absolutely terrible.

Don't waste your money. XP is faster, and more reliable, and 90% of the new features in Vista are a waste of time. XP SP3 is out soon too - reviews suggest it makes it even quicker.
#13
It would be a good deal if it was an OS that worked, as it stands Vista is the clunkiest piece of crud currently running and I've yet to encounter an IT department who've adopted it. Even MS have extended the shelflife of XP because Vista has had such a poor takeup.
#14
vibeone
XP SP3 is out soon too - reviews suggest it makes it even quicker.


They've delayed it though, they won't release until they've finished SP1 for Vista and that's a hell of a lot of bugs that need to be fixed. :w00t:
#15
Apparently if you install this it tells you it is an upgrade. Simply complete the install off line and then install it again. Vista will see a previous Microsoft OS installed and the upgrade continues to upgrade this legitimately, even though it was an non registered upgrade previously installed
banned#16
Fat Bird
They've delayed it though, they won't release until they've finished SP1 for Vista and that's a hell of a lot of bugs that need to be fixed. :w00t:


I didn't want to mention it, but what the hell...

get the latest build floating about on the web.

Just make sure you install IE7 first, as this can't be installed after SP3 - thats the only bug I've found with it.

There is also a petition with 75000 signatures asking microsoft to continue XP support idefinately.
#17
Silverfox1264
So Can I buy this to upgrade as I have Vista Premium at the moment so if I upgrade Ill have Vista Ultimate??

I wanted Ultimate so I could have 4gb of ram.


You don't need Ultimate to support 4GB of RAM, just the 64-bit version. If your Vista Premium is OEM then you'd need at least an upgrade version so you could order the x64 media from MS.
banned#18
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banned#19
stjohn
Apparently if you install this it tells you it is an upgrade. Simply complete the install off line and then install it again. Vista will see a previous Microsoft OS installed and the upgrade continues to upgrade this legitimately, even though it was an non registered upgrade previously installed


this is true, and in fact believe you can install it - BUT DONT ENTER A KEY IN SETUP, then try and activate, it will see it is an upgrade key... look for a qualifying product and will find itself as a valid product, and will then activate!
#20
vibeone
Windows Vista Ultimate is the choice for those who want to have it all.... including bugs, crashes, major slowdowns and some silly flip3d/aero styles.

To those who have XP: For the love of god, KEEP IT.

I love Microsoft, and I'm not some apple fanboy, but the fact is, Vista is absolutely terrible.

Don't waste your money. XP is faster, and more reliable, and 90% of the new features in Vista are a waste of time. XP SP3 is out soon too - reviews suggest it makes it even quicker.


I and many others have been running Vista x64 for over a year with no significant problems. Your post is misinformed at best.
#21
vibeone
There is also a petition with 75000 signatures asking microsoft to continue XP support idefinately.


Nothing is supported indefinitely. Businesses and organisations can pay for extended support contract but it's not cheap for obvious reasons.
#22
MmmSkyscraper
I and many others have been running Vista x64 for over a year with no significant problems. Your post is misinformed at best.


Agreed, personally I've had no problems running Vista (for the last 7 months) and dare I say it I actually prefer it to XP :thumbsup:
#23
33rpm
Agreed, personally I've had no problems running Vista (for the last 7 months) and dare I say it I actually prefer it to XP :thumbsup:


It was the same story when XP first came out...I avoided installing it because of the nay-sayers :oops:

I've had some mixed experiences with Vista - on the whole it's been positive but a new desktop PC (Acer) that came with it was possessed :w00t:

After a format and re-install it seems to run like a charm

Personally, I run WMCE - which is XP Pro with some fancy extras mainly.

Should you wish to install Vista as a FULL INSTALL as opposed to the UPGRADE with an upgrade disk then there are numerous sites out there telling you how to do this. Here is an example for starters:

Full Install from UPGRADE Disk

Edit: Student prices for MS products suck in the UK compared to the US offerings where they almost give the products away to students.
#24
gtd65
It was the same story when XP first came out...I avoided installing it because of the nay-sayers :oops:


Very true, it was the same story with XP.

gtd65

I've had some mixed experiences with Vista - on the whole it's been positive but a new desktop PC (Acer) that came with it was possessed :w00t: After a format and re-install it seems to run like a charm


Probably because of all the crud they install on it which you don't need.

gtd65

Edit: Student prices for MS products suck in the UK compared to the US offerings where they almost give the products away to students.


All of the UK prices suck compared with any of the US SKU's :x
#25
MmmSkyscraper
Very true, it was the same story with XP.


But the thing is there really were not any major issues with XP either - or at least in my experience and a good few other folks I know.

I was put off upgrading due to the negative press but my actual experience has been good since 2001/2002.

Saying that, I used Windows ME for a couple of years without any trouble at all but had nothing but trouble with Windows 98 SE which was universally loved...perhaps the HK dodgy copies were better quality :whistling:
#26
I'm not sure why everybody gets jumpy about Vista, it might not work for organisations but for individuals it's fine.

I've been runnig Ultimate for a year now and not had a problem, if you have a decent spec computer then it's not slow, clunky or useless.

For me it does everything XP did but it looks nicer (pretty much the only noticable difference)

I do agree there are problems, especially if you want advanced features, for example I can't network my Desktop and my laptop for the love of money, Vista always wants a password which has never been set.
#27
I ordered a copy of Vista upgrade though RM recently and had no problems at all.

As has been previously eluded to, this can indeed be installed on a bare hard drive. Google "vista upgrade clean install" and you will soon see. Nothing difficult to it at all.

Also worth noting, if you are after 64-bit, is that all you get supplied with is the 32-bit DVD. As Ultimate is usually supplied with both discs in it's retail form, the process of applying to MS for additional 64-bit media does not work. Trust me, I tried.

However, if you have access to another 64-bit Vista disc you can use that. Vista discs contain all the versions ie. Basic, Premium, Ultimate and it is purely your serial that determines which version you are actually elegible to use. I have done this myself with no problems activating or updating afterwards.

Hope this is useful!

:)
#28
My vista works great - you always get people saying "stay away" in the early days of any OS - it was exactly the same with XP.

The only OS they were right to warn about was ME - that truly was awful!
#29
russ
My vista works great - you always get people saying "stay away" in the early days of any OS - it was exactly the same with XP.

The only OS they were right to warn about was ME - that truly was awful!


See - I had no problem at all with ME :p
#30
I found vista flakey at first but I disabled services I did not need, followed some "tweeking" guides on the net and have now installed SP1 beta and I find it stable now better than XP was at launch.

No OS is perfect, this is OK I've use home premium I like the way you can zoom the thumb nails of pictures, control key plus scroll wheel.

XP will get less development in the future and software companys will spend their time developing their products for Vista I would think, so I expect it will be the way to go.

It needs good hardware ie fast and lots of RAM its not designed to run on old PCs.

If XP is ok now for you and as long as it get security patches stay with it.
#31
added heat! sweet!
#32
Fat Bird
It would be a good deal if it was an OS that worked, as it stands Vista is the clunkiest piece of crud currently running and I've yet to encounter an IT department who've adopted it. Even MS have extended the shelflife of XP because Vista has had such a poor takeup.


Care to share more of your experience? 'As it stands' your post is typical of the misinformed dumping on Vista that is taking place. I run Vista 32 and 64 on modern PCs and they are fast, stable and secure. Vista shipped too early and legacy drivers weren't very mature. Over one year later and with the regular updates MS pushes out the majority of hardware relaeased in the last 5 years works absolutely fine.

There were certainly very few IT depts running XP one year after release.

What MS should do is do away with the silly number of SKUs and have only one version (ultimate) and sell it at £99.
#33
Hi, I have Windows Vista Home Premium (as it came with a Dell machine) can I use this to upgrade to Vista Ultimate? Thanks.
banned#34
MmmSkyscraper
Very true, it was the same story with XP.



No it wasn't. The only people saying that, are those bitten by Vista, and not wanting to admit they paid £80 for a lump of ****.

XP has had many improvements, but was a "good" OS from the outset.

There is no misinformation - Vista is a terrible terrible operating system.Some people can live with it, some can't. Please don't patronise me by saying I'm misinformed so you can carry on telling yourself you haven't been sold a dud :)

BTW Some extra information before you start flaming me for this and that:

1) I didn't buy Vista, MS gave me Ultimate for free for attending the launch
2) I've tried it multiple times - WANTING to use vista, but ending up back on XP when it crashes for the 345353 time.
3) I use a Core2Duo 6420, 4gb of ram (only 3.25 used), 8800GTS, DS3 Mobo). It's not top spec now, but if this can't run Vista at a decent speed what can? (btw: Vista Performance was 5.7)
#35
I would never buy microsoft products. open source forever %)))))))))
#36
These are really good deals, regardless of people's (usually those who have not experienced Vista) slating of the O/S.

I deal with RM a lot through work and find them very reliable and helpful.
#37
:oops: Are we all going to debate the pros and cons of XP vs Vista - or is anybody actually going to add anything else about the POST.....!?!

MEOW!! :whistling:
#38
chris57
Cheaper here:-
h**p://www.software4students.co.uk/
At £61.95, sure ive seen other sites as well as RM and this one.


Actually their price is £63.45, some 5p cheaper. They add £1.50 "Handling charge" at checkout. They are based in Northern Ireland so as well as saving 5p, those people in Ireland might get their software quicker :-D

I hope they don't send "Tom Sawyer" lots of spam email, as I might have registered some slightly incorrect details to get to the checkout :whistling:
#39
vibeone


3) I use a Core2Duo 6420, 4gb of ram (only 3.25 used), 8800GTS, DS3 Mobo). It's not top spec now, but if this can't run Vista at a decent speed what can? (btw: Vista Performance was 5.7)


I have an almost identical setup and performance is better than XP, plus it's stable. Install x64 to use the full 4GB. Back off on your overclocks and ensure you're using the latest drivers. There is no reason for Vista to be slow or unstable on your rig.
#40
The negativity around Vista seems over stated but at the same time it doesn’t seem to offer much that makes me want to upgrade. Eye candy alone isn’t compelling enough for me and the DRM restrictions are a nuisance. I’ll wait until I’m forced to upgrade due to some essential software or hardware being Vista only.

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