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Home Premium @ 129$ and Ultimate @319$...

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Microsoft announced Thursday that it's cutting prices of its Vista OS in retail outlets. The move is expected to coincide with the release of SP1 for Vista.

The priciest Vista versions got the biggest price cuts, so Vista Ultimate dropped to $319 from $399. The price of the upgrade package has also been reduced to $219 from $259. Widows Vista Home Premium on the other hand drops from $159 to $129.

The company plans to stop selling its upgrade packages in emerging markets as it expects that Vista will be the first genuine Microsoft OS for the majority of consumers in those markets. In other words, they don't have anything legal to upgrade from in the first place.
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Getting warmer... but not warm enough.


Maybe they'll get my attention when they come out with an "Office Pack" for 3 to 5 PCs for a reasonable price.
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OS'S are ripoffs
    
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I have a custom PC (of course) and if I wanted to buy Vista Ultimate shouldn't I buy the "System Builders" version on Newegg, it's much cheaper. Vista confuses me. =o
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post #5 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by tensionz View Post
I have a custom PC (of course) and if I wanted to buy Vista Ultimate shouldn't I buy the "System Builders" version on Newegg, it's much cheaper. Vista confuses me. =o
Thats the OEM version, which lets you install it on one PC, and lets say you were to upgrade your mobo down the line, it would stop working...
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And then you just have to make a call to MS to get it working for your next pc. I don't change my MB very often. Once a year is pushing it for me. So that would be one phone call a year and I'll save around 150 usd.
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Thats the OEM version, which lets you install it on one PC, and lets say you were to upgrade your mobo down the line, it would stop working...
Bad explanation, it wouldn't stop working, it would just tell you to activate Windows again, and probably talk to someone one the phone in order to activate it, all it takes is a phone call.
    
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Wow, imo, retail prices are still outrageous. Should just get oem for cheaper.
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Bad explanation, it wouldn't stop working, it would just tell you to activate Windows again, and probably talk to someone one the phone in order to activate it, all it takes is a phone call.
x2, and it is important to note that changing out the mobo does not necessarily mean that you changed out the pc.
    
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i get vista business for free from my school 32 bit and 64bit. Thats how i got my copy. Thank you MSDN
    
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