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Old 17-01-07, 05:29 PM
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OC3D Windows Vista Special Promotion

That's right, OC3D members are getting a chance to own Vista at a fraction of the cost of retail! Check out the news article to learn more.

PM me to get in on group buy or post what you'd like to purchase here!

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Old 17-01-07, 07:43 PM
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any chance of getting retail copies added into the deal?

oem ones are too limited for me when it comes to hardware changes and transferring to new systems
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Old 17-01-07, 07:50 PM
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Bugger, im about to blow all my money on c2d...
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Old 17-01-07, 07:55 PM
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any chance of getting retail copies added into the deal?

oem ones are too limited for me when it comes to hardware changes and transferring to new systems
Nope, this distributor only deals in OEM. And having an OEM version will not affect any of the afformentioned items.
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Old 17-01-07, 08:03 PM
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Note that the OEM versions of Windows Vista still forbid license transfers.
http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/420

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Unfortunately OEM copies won't get the same liberties. These installations of Vista will still be restricted to only one transferal or one major upgrade to your machine.
http://www.apcstart.com/4347/tough_n...s_on_vista_oem

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OEM licenses still different

It bears repeating, however, the the OEM license that comes with Vista is indeed similar to the Windows XP OEM license in that it forbids any kind of transfer. As we have previously reported, users have nevertheless had success transferring those copies of Windows, but they are technically stepping outside of the bounds of the EULA when doing so.
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061102-8140.html
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Old 17-01-07, 08:10 PM
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I thought we had a HUGE debate on this when MS did a 180 and said that they were now going to let you reinstall an infinite amount of times and make as many hardware changes as you please???
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Old 17-01-07, 08:15 PM
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That was only for the Retail afaik...
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Old 17-01-07, 08:17 PM
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still find is weird that we have been transfering oem license's (xp) for the last 2 years.....
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Old 17-01-07, 08:32 PM
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That was only for the Retail afaik...
It's only retail indeed

Which is why I want Vista Ultimate Retail...ouch
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Old 17-01-07, 08:58 PM
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still find is weird that we have been transfering oem license's (xp) for the last 2 years.....
Yeah, I've never once had a problem with it. This sounds more like a scare tactic on MS's part than anything else TBH.
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