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If this won't get us to upgrade to Vista then nothing will - Microsoft is planning to cut the price of some boxed versions of Windows Vista. Set to go live next month, likely around the release of Service Pack 1 the cuts will 'affect' both full and upgrade versions of Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. As detailed by Microsoft the price decrease will be between 20 and 48%. Upgrade time.
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Note to Microsoft,

Cancel all versions of Vista except "Ultimate." Then just call it Vista. Then price it under $100 and we'll think about it. Thanksbyecomeagain.
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I, for one, refuse to pay Microsoft any more for this sub-par OS.

They fooled me once into buying Vista. My copy of Vista Ultimate now gathers dust since I upgraded to XP.
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Note to Microsoft,

Cancel all versions of Vista except "Ultimate." Then just call it Vista. Then price it under $100 and we'll think about it. Thanksbyecomeagain.


To hell with the crippled versions, and to hell with the multi-benjamin price tag. If those two requirements are met, even I might consider purchasing the software.
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Maybe i would buy a copy for my laptop but the CPU is single core so... yeah not happening. Microsoft needs to make a Vista, LE (light edition) for older machines. Until that time comes (not happening) my laptop sticks to XP. However i am happy to see this as it will make desktops i build for other people cheaper. And if for some reason i need to buy a new copy for myself (doubtful i will need to anytime soon, since i just bought a motherboard) its always nice to get something for cheaper.
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Note to Microsoft,

Cancel all versions of Vista except "Ultimate." Then just call it Vista. Then price it under $100 and we'll think about it. Thanksbyecomeagain.
QFT

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Jarhead Wrote:

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Note to Microsoft,

Cancel all versions of Vista except "Ultimate." Then just call it Vista. Then price it under $100 and we'll think about it. Thanksbyecomeagain.
I've had no problems with Vista HP, but for $215 for a full license it should come with the 64bit OS disk. Instead you have to pay MS more and order the 64bit
disk.
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I read somewhere that this is for developing countries.
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I've had no problems with Vista HP, but for $215 for a full license it should come with the 64bit OS disk. Instead you have to pay MS more and order the 64bit
disk.
Or you could buy the 64bit disc in the first place...
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Lihgt, first you must purchase software for the key. Without the key MS will not send you the disk. I was using 2000Pro before Vista, I skipped right over XP. It took MS 1 year after Win2000 to come out with XP then it took MS 5 years to come out with Vista. It can't be that bad. Can it?
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