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Rofl!!! Uhm in big letters it says:

BUY A COPY OF WINDOWS XP TODAY AND GET A FREE COPY OF WINDOWS VISTA RELEASE CANDIDATE 1 CD
Yeh, but then it comes with the tech gaurentee too.

Look what I found:

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13. Which PCs are eligible for the Express Upgrade to Windows Vista?
PCs provided by a participating Microsoft system builder that have Windows XP preinstalled and meet the Windows Vista system requirements are eligible. You may also purchase any OEM version of Windows XP from Newegg.com for installation on a computer that you have built, or upgraded, that meets the Vista system requirements, and also be eligible for the Express Upgrade to Windows Vista. No hardware purchase required!

Windows Vista minimum system requirements include:
A modern processor (at least 800MHz1).
512 MB of system memory.
A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable.
Not all Windows Vista features will be available for use on all PCs meeting minimum Windows Vista system requirements. All PCs meeting minimum system requirements upgraded to Windows Vista will be able to run the core experiences of Windows Vista, such as innovations in organizing and finding information, security, and reliability. Microsoft strongly recommends that any PC that you plan to upgrade to a premium edition of Windows Vista—in other words, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business Edition, or Windows Vista Ultimate—meets the system requirements for a Premium Ready PC, as set out at http://www.microsoft. com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
    
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Instead of Paying $100 for XP and getting a Vista Upgrade to Home Basic (No AERO, No MC, No cool anything) install (which you will always need the XP CD for) save up $199 and buy the full retail install of Home Premium.

Also if the "Free Upgrade to Vista!!" is Home Basic then you're basically running Windows XP SP3....
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Man, I'm never ganna use the upgrade CD even if it IS free.

Upgrades always result with problems..

A fresh install for me.
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Man, I'm never ganna use the upgrade CD even if it IS free.

Upgrades always result with problems..

A fresh install for me.
oh...it's an upgrade CD? forget it
    
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Windows Upgrade CD's will do fresh installs.

1. Boot from the Upgrade CD
2. Verify by inserting the previous OS's CD during the install when it asks for it. (Usually right after checking for space and current settings)
3. Select the drive you want it on.
4. Enjoy your fresh install.
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Seems to be. I don't think someone with 74-100% feedback would mess it up for a few bucks.
    
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Windows Upgrade CD's will do fresh installs.

1. Boot from the Upgrade CD
2. Verify by inserting the previous OS's CD during the install when it asks for it. (Usually right after checking for space and current settings)
3. Select the drive you want it on.
4. Enjoy your fresh install.
So it IS a fresh install? Upgrade CDs only verify that you've bought a previous version of windows and proceed with a fresh install?

How come I've heard different?

This whole thing sounds terribly risky to me..heh..
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you can buy ANY OEM computer laptop or desktop and get vista it doesnt have to be from newegg, its microsofts offer not the company's, modki was mostly right with this:
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Windows XP Home = Vista Home Basic
Windows XP MCE = Vista Home Premium
Windows XP Professional = Vista Pro
except their is no vista pro its vista business you get
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Windows Upgrade CD's will do fresh installs.

1. Boot from the Upgrade CD
2. Verify by inserting the previous OS's CD during the install when it asks for it. (Usually right after checking for space and current settings)
3. Select the drive you want it on.
4. Enjoy your fresh install.
Does that really work? Thing is (in the UK) Retail version of the upgrade CD are more expensive than OEM versions of the full CD. Look here:

http://www.overclock.net/news-overclockers/144751-some-vista-prices-uk.html
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