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I'd suggest XP x64 on Newegg, it's available for $140 and is quicker benchmark and real-life performance with x64 support.
Uh. No.

lol. Just no.


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People who say XP x64 sucks haven't used it since it came out...

However, please know that XP x64 performs worse than XP x86. I confirmed this in my own tests, and another OCN member either yesterday or the day before also confirmed this.

Precisely.
    
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I am using x64 XP right now. It isn't that bad. I have yet to lack driver support for anything I use. I haven't tested it myself to see if it is faster thay 32bit. I am planning to use Vista soon and I suggest that you get that. (Vista)
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After I did the switch from vista 32 bit to 64 bit. Am a happy camper.
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First off, sorry for any posts that weren't against the ToS that got deleted. There were so many bad posts some may have gotten accidentally removed.

No matter how much any you don't like or don't think the OEM policy from MS if fair doesn't change the rules. MS has determined a new machine lives and dies with the motherboard. I should have just deleted the entire thread, but the OP was diligent in his requests that OEM things not be discussed I just did my best to clean it up. I went back on my own word and *didn't* hand out nearly as many infractions as I could (or should have). OEM is cheap because it isn't portable. If you want portability buy retail.
Thanks for the cleanup BFRD. I would've done it myself, but I can't do so

Also, thanks for not deleting the thread, it's given me quite a bit of help.

Currently nagging my sister to take a look at the bookstore at her local college.
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Direct from the OEM Partner Center,
http://oem.microsoft.com/script/cont...?pageid=553064

"Transfer of OEM Licenses"
Transferring Ownership
The end user license agreement (EULA) is granted to the end user by the System Builder and relates to the license on the PC with which it was originally distributed. Because the System Builder is required to support the license on that original PC, a System Builder can not support a license that has been moved from a PC they manufactured to one that they did not. This is one of the key reasons why an OEM System Builder license can’t be transferred. To put it simply, OEM software is tied to the original computer system on which it was installed.
However, the entire PC may be transferred to another end user along with the software license rights. When transferring the PC to the new end user the original software media, manuals (if applicable) and Certificate of Authenticity (COA) must be included. It is also advisable to include the original purchase invoice or receipt. The original end user cannot keep any copies of the software.

or you can just say that you had to reformat due to viruses.
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My suggestion, and I know it may be hard to do, but find a friend who works at Microsoft. I have a close friend from college who works there, and I'm able to get ludicrous discounts through him. Now, he can legally sell it to me, but he can't charge a penny more than what he paid for it. If anything he were to sell were to end up on eBay, he would lose his job, which is why he won't sell to anyone he doesn't know extremely well.

But anyhoo, that's my suggestion... I was able to get a legit copy of Vista x64 Ultimate for $50 give or take a few.
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or you can just say that you had to reformat due to viruses.
Wow, what part of this:

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First off, sorry for any posts that weren't against the ToS that got deleted. There were so many bad posts some may have gotten accidentally removed.

No matter how much any you don't like or don't think the OEM policy from MS if fair doesn't change the rules. MS has determined a new machine lives and dies with the motherboard. I should have just deleted the entire thread, but the OP was diligent in his requests that OEM things not be discussed I just did my best to clean it up. I went back on my own word and *didn't* hand out nearly as many infractions as I could (or should have). OEM is cheap because it isn't portable. If you want portability buy retail.
do you not understand?

Stop talking about breaking license agreements.
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Seriously, I'm about to PM a mod to lock this thread if people don't stop debating about the EULA of OEM software.

This isn't a discussion about it. If you don't know of an alternative method other than OEM licensing, please DO NOT POST.
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