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My wife worked at MS and I got the exact same deal. For $45, it's totally worth it.

If you haven't installed your OEM copy yet, just sell it (or save it for another install later down the road - I've found it handy to have a couple of extra copies of Windows for builds / giving to family). But definitely go with the Ultimate since you're not paying full retail for it and there are a couple of extras that Premium doesn't have.

Note that selling the copy of Ultimate for full price is out of the question. Your mom's friend can get in big trouble if the box with her employee ID gets discovered on eBay for $300. Discounted software is a privilege that shouldn't be abused.
     
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For $45, get Ultimate.
You will be able to use it on future machines, where OEM is a single machine use only.
Ultimate has everything Premium does, so for 1/2 the price, you get so much more.
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Originally Posted by MESeidel View Post
That is a lot based on your personal believe.
Some kind of placebo effect ;o).

I would swear that Vista feels faster in many situations.
But besides the fact that Superfetch really fasten up loading times of frequently used Apps, it is hard to proof it.
Nor is the other way very proof able.



So it is not very fair to make an inexperienced Person believe your personal preference would be undoubtably better...
Also posting in a clear Vista thread (where only the version is the question) to mention XP is not very helpful, neither.
Its actually not, I tested both and the XP Was faster. Not only in loading and shuting down windows but like I said just doing various things in windows seemed faster than vista.

Im not an XP fan boy or anything, hell I paid $230 for vista so I hope to hell it was running faster than my old OS, but sadly it is not.
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Its actually not, I tested both and the XP Was faster. Not only in loading and shuting down windows but like I said just doing various things in windows seemed faster than vista.

Im not an XP fan boy or anything, hell I paid $230 for vista so I hope to hell it was running faster than my old OS, but sadly it is not.
there is summink a miss there then mate ..i changed to vista about 5 months ago from XP SP2 on my sig rig & its NEVER been faster.
though i have not turned it off in nearly 2 months i just chuck it in low power mode when its bed time, hit the mouse in the morning straight back to desktop.

& as such my rig now uses 2gb idle so i guess thats all my stuff pre loaded
its instant !!!
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