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So if you buy XP OEM then you get an upgrade to Vista OEM? Doesn't Vista OEM versions give you that "one disk, one setup" trap? That's not really a deal then, is it?

Edit: At least not for enthusiasts.
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OEMs are a one-shot deal. They cannot be moved to another computer and often times only one install. However, MS has seemingly become more lax on the activation.

Two friends who both purchased OEM software from MS have been allowed to activate more than a few times. I'd recommend against OEM personally.
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also, I believe this deal is only if you buy a PC with XP pre-installed, you can't just buy the OEM disks they have
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
So if you buy XP OEM then you get an upgrade to Vista OEM? Doesn't Vista OEM versions give you that "one disk, one setup" trap? That's not really a deal then, is it?

Edit: At least not for enthusiasts.
That's the same as with XP... and as TheLegend said, enforcement is not that hard... as long your story on the phone make sense (this is the fifth CPU that blew up in the last 2 months....)
    
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also, I believe this deal is only if you buy a PC with XP pre-installed, you can't just buy the OEM disks they have
Can someone confirm that. Because it really seems like you get a free vista upgrade just by buying windows XP. I've really been thinking about buying windows xp 64 and was thinking if I should wait for the vista version, or should I just get the upgradeable newegg version.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116175

That is the XP pro one. Doesn't it seem like you get a free upgrade? Or is it just me reading something wrong?
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so what happens if I decide to add a new graphics card down the line to upgrade to DX10, it wouldnt let me use vista?
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so what happens if I decide to add a new graphics card down the line to upgrade to DX10, it wouldnt let me use vista?
Only if you replace the motherboard will you have to reinstall.
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so what happens if I decide to add a new graphics card down the line to upgrade to DX10, it wouldnt let me use vista?
It will be OK.

the problem will be when you replace the motherboard.
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ok thanks
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lol so then we have to do some real looking-into-the future, to make sure we get boards that are gonna last us... a while...
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