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It true that one key will go to one computer for Vista right? Well does that mean my family would have to get 3 upgrades Vista seperately or can we just buy addition keys cheaper from Microsoft when Vista is released?

Edited by Comrade General, 03 January 2007 - 05:25 PM.

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In my experience buying extra activation keys fro MS is a losing battle. I find it easier to find a retailer that will let you buy 3 or 4 CD's while you are buying hardware for new builds. This also lets you sell the computer with a CD when you want to upgrade to a newer computer. The CD is worth $70-80 in the price of a used computer easily. Microsoft's multiple buying program has a minimum of 5 licences and they really only discount by $10-15. When i buy from retailers the price is usually around 70-75% of MS's prices.

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Apple offers a "family pack" for their OS. I know of no such plans for Microsoft and Vista.

They really should realize that multicomputer households are becoming commonplace.
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It'd be great if I wasn't looking foward to Vista and dislike Apple. :whistling:
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You would have to buy new computers for your entire home to use apple, ive got a home with multiple PCs but i think only my PC will get vista its the only one up to it as the other machines are older and work fine with XP, although i may load ubuntu on the older machine as its largely only for browsing the internet.

Vista isnt actually as expensive as i thought it would be the pre order prices are hitting the online stores now and if you are buying OEM its not that much more than XP only between £5-35 more than the equivalent XP version, the retail costs more but you are buying 32 and 64bit versions(dont know why they are charging more you only get one licence.
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