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Come next week i'm going to start to assemble a computer that will be my rig for the next few years and i'm looking to put 600-700 into it and i'd it to be Vista DX10 Ready. Now my inquiry is what Vista should i buy? i don't wanna break the bank but i'm not sure what the difference is between Home and and other versions and also OEM vs. Retail?
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There really is npo difference between retail and OEM except that you get the fancy box with the retail. You probably should just go with home premium.
post #3 of 14
Vista home premium mate. Has all the bits n bobs you will need including MCE. Ultimate is a waste as they charge you so much more for so little extra.. Also the extra's are barely worth having IMO.
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There really is npo difference between retail and OEM except that you get the fancy box with the retail. You probably should just go with home premium.
Not true.

OEM is legally allowed to be installed on one machine ever. Retail is allowed to be installed on one machine at a time. Retail also allows you to upgrade while OEM does not.

Check my FAQ for more Vista comparisons.
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There really is npo difference between retail and OEM except that you get the fancy box with the retail. You probably should just go with home premium.
It's not just the box, I believe you can use OEM just once. But indeed go for Vista Home.
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so i'm in need of home premium retail?
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post #7 of 14
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so i'm in need of home premium retail?
Yep, that would be a good choice. But if you don't want use Vista on different PC's you can also take OEM version, is much cheaper.
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but i imagine something will go wrong with my new pc and i'll have to fire up an old one and install vista on it =)
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post #9 of 14
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but i imagine something will go wrong with my new pc and i'll have to fire up an old one and install vista on it =)
You can't use Vista if it's the OEM version in that case. Then you need the Retail version.
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Hence why i'm getting it =) Rep for those who helped
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