Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 19:06 UTC, submitted by Deathspawner
Windows "With the Vista launch imminent, you may be wondering what version you should be buying. Thanks to the four primary versions available, this is no easy task. Many will be swaying towards the Ultimate Edition, but should you save your cash?"
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RE[2]: OEM vs Retail
by gregk on Wed 24th Jan 2007 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE: OEM vs Retail"
gregk
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2006-03-13

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Those are the oem licenses. In other words, non-transferable to another computer, whereas the retail versions are more expensive but can be moved to a new machine as long as you stop using it on the old machine.

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RE[3]: OEM vs Retail
by dswissmiss on Wed 24th Jan 2007 15:02 in reply to "RE[2]: OEM vs Retail"
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2007-01-24

Ah, thanx for the explanation. I hear Microsoft now considers a motherboard upgrade a new computer, is that true?

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