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Vista Ultimate 32bit OEM

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by madman045, May 23, 2007.

  1. madman045

    madman045 Kilobyte Poster Premium Member

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    not quite sure the right place for this, but

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/123060

    With Google checkout, £89.50

    Bargain!

    Andy
     
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  2. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    bear in mind that OEMs need to be bought alongside an item on non-peripheral hardware, so if you want it you are looking at having to buy something like RAM, or a Harddrive/DVD Drive along with it. Great if you want to upgrade your system at the same time, but if you already have a system you dont want to upgrade it becomes an extra cost.

    That said, even if you bought a stick of RAM along with it, and chucked it in the bin, you would still be saving yourself buckets of money.

    I bought x64 Vista Ultimate OEM when I was building my system for 100 squid. pretty good deal i thought.
     
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  3. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    That is true Fergal, but many suppliers don't give a crap now and will happily sell you an oem OS without any hardware at all. At the end of the day, who's gonna care?
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Microsoft cares... because you're using the software outside of the terms of the license Microsoft has granted. If you're not going to pay attention to the licensing restrictions anyway, why not just go full-out and just pirate it? It'd save you money, and it'd be just as legal.

    Disclaimer: I'm NOT endorsing piracy... but neither am I endorsing the use of OEM software outside of the terms of the OEM licensing.
     
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  5. elli5on

    elli5on Kilobyte Poster

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    Hmmmmm touchy subject. I purchased vista premium 32bit OEM for £71 without any hardware being purchased. All they simply asked..... ''Are you a pc builder''? Hardly going to say no now am i?? Even though i am, But yeh you are supposed to purchase a piece of hardare with it. Even a crappy DVD R/W will do it. :D

    As for pirated software, yeh it sure saves you money. But finding one that actually downloads fully, Then finding one that you can actually crack with the good old ''this copy of windows is not genuine'' logo is tough if you have updates set up.
     
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  6. ManicD

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    looks like a good deal to me, though i personally i wouldnt use the features of ultimate so i do well with Home premium
     
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  7. Bambino1506

    Bambino1506 Megabyte Poster

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    Guys OEM - Original equipment manufacturer ??



    Looks a bargain.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Yep, you've got it!
     
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