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post #11 of 21
I still have not got mine yet in the mail !!! They said 4-6 weeks delivery.. and my email was sent to me on the 12th of march... so im guessing it should be here anytime now....
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post #12 of 21
I believe they are RETAIL copies. They're just packaged in OEM packaging. Apparently it's supposed to deter people from selling their copies. I'm sure there's some sort of label on the packaging that reads,"not for resale." somewhere.
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post #13 of 21
It is the retail version...I'll be receiving mine and immediately selling it since i got my free upgrade from xp long ago
post #14 of 21
I also believe they are retail. Since MS has no way of knowing the intentions of the end user, an OEM version could violate their own EULA. They are not giving it out in packaging as many people were indeed selling them and/or returning them to Walmart etc. for $$.
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post #15 of 21
im just gonna sell mine on OCN...give a retail to someone for the price of an OEM
post #16 of 21
I got an email a couple days ago that said last call for address change and that I should expect my package by the end of april. I just went into my hotmail and It's not there I guess I deleted it by accident.
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by mcogan10 View Post
im just gonna sell mine on OCN...give a retail to someone for the price of an OEM
According to some convo in the deals section some people are saying that selling it to someone else is a violation of EULA but I have no info on that myself.

If you DO end up selling it here please note in your sale ad that it comes from Windows Feedback Program. When I purchased mine it was advertised as "Full Retail Version" with no mention of Windows Feedback and I probably wouldn't have purchased it had I known.

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post #18 of 21
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2) Ultimate retail comes with both 32 and 64bit CDs, whereas OEM is generally only 32bit.
Actually there IS a difference here. From what I understand the boxed retail edition comes with 32 and 64 bit but only one key that you can use with one or the other whereas the Feedback set comes with both 64 and 32 bit but each has its own key.

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post #19 of 21
There aren't any 32-bit or 64-bit specific keys for Vista. Any key, OEM, Retail or otherwise, will work on any bit Windows. OEMs, however, don't include the 64-bit DVD, so you have to order the disc from Microsoft (or borrow a friend's ).
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There aren't any 32-bit or 64-bit specific keys for Vista.
I know. I didn't say or imply that there were. What I'm saying is that in the boxed retail version you get the discs for 64 and 32 bit and one key that you can use for either one as you choose but not both at the same time. The Feedback program gives you two discs (one 64 and one 32) but each with its own unique key. So you effectively have two separate copies of Windows that you can use at the same time.

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