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Because they are Different, that answers your question. The OEM one is a "one and done" type thing. Install it and that's it, you got vista.

Retail you can install it and have vista just as you woudl with OEM, but then if your HD dies and you buy a new HD, and you don't have to buy vista again because the retail version allows you to reinstall it again, as long as it is one computer at a time. Or if you buy a new computer or whatever.

Also, you can get student discounts on Vista. Which is the only reason I got Vista Home Premium Retail, it was 70$.
Incorrect. there is a crtain amoutn of upgrade allowed, and if it decides the one registerd to you is to diffrent from the last it will not activate, and you hafto call an complain. You just can't move to a diffrent machine, on the same one it's fine.
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Originally Posted by Rageaholic View Post
Because they are Different, that answers your question. The OEM one is a "one and done" type thing. Install it and that's it, you got vista.

Retail you can install it and have vista just as you woudl with OEM, but then if your HD dies and you buy a new HD, and you don't have to buy vista again because the retail version allows you to reinstall it again, as long as it is one computer at a time. Or if you buy a new computer or whatever.

Also, you can get student discounts on Vista. Which is the only reason I got Vista Home Premium Retail, it was 70$.
whered u get it for $70?
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