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     Post subject: LOL @ M$
     Post Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:45 pm 
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    Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 (I would need it for Quad SLi pffft...)

    Microsoft web store (download only): £229

    Overclockers (OEM - DVD presumably?): £105

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     Post subject: Re: LOL @ M$
     Post Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:44 pm 
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    LeBeourfCurtaine wrote:
    Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 (I would need it for Quad SLi pffft...)
    Microsoft web store (download only): £229
    Overclockers (OEM - DVD presumably?): £105
    :lol:

    The question is: Is the M$ version retail or OEM? :scratch: OEM is generally DVD. :thumbl:

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     Post subject: Re: LOL @ M$
     Post Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:09 am 
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    Which part of download only didn't you get...? :roll:

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     Post subject: Re: LOL @ M$
     Post Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:52 am 
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    LeBeourfCurtaine wrote:
    Microsoft web store (download only): £229

    transferrable licence, with support from Microsoft


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    The question is: Is the M$ version retail or OEM? :scratch: OEM is generally DVD. :thumbl:


    MS don't sell OEM directly :grin:

    non-transferrable, with support from Overclockers
    OEM licences are always loads cheaper than any other MS licence, even Select Agreements

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     Post subject: Re: LOL @ M$
     Post Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:32 pm 
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    Although - If you do get a new system.
    Call M$ - And tell them that your mobo fecked up - and they may reset they key for you! :D

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     Post Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:56 pm 
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    What does the term tranferrable licence mean?

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    Bodopo =GCHQ= wrote:
    What does the term tranferrable licence mean?


    You can legally move the software onto a new PC if you buy a new machine.
    With OEM if you bin your PC, you have to buy new OEM licences for the new box.

    There's bugger all that physically stops you moving an OEM licence - it's only companies that usually worry about it.

    One of our customers here got audited last year for things like transferring OEM office licences onto new PCs, and buying OEM licences without the necessary hardware, this cost them a couple of hundred thousand quid :)

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     Post subject: Re: LOL @ M$
     Post Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:35 pm 
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    ok thanks for that, i bought an OEM vista when i built this p.c. Never did quite understand why it was so much cheaper than other versions

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