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Old 06-03-09, 08:53 PM
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OEM problems

Im looking for windows vista basic sp1 for my workstation computer and came across this http://www.itdiscountworld.com/opera...CPC&country=GB

Is the OEM version the same as the origional vista disc you can buy form pcworld etc?

Would using the OEM version be the same as buying the dearer £120 version?

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Old 06-03-09, 08:56 PM
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Its basically the same as a retail disk but only has 32 OR 64 bit on, not both of them, and tougher restrictions on reactivation.
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Old 06-03-09, 08:57 PM
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ok thanks for the fast reply
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Old 06-03-09, 09:01 PM
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You're not supposed to get official support from Microsoft like you do with the retail version. As the OEM version is meant for system builders, they are supposed to support the PC and the OS.
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Old 07-03-09, 01:17 PM
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Hmmm...because MS support isn't like shouting at a brick wall...that then phones back at inappropriate moments, weeks after you fixed the problem, asking for you to provide feedback.
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