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Vista Ultimate- OEM


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phatjo911

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I found a vista Ultimate on Tiger Direct for only $200. Why is it so cheap? Also, what is the difference between an OEM OS and a retail one?
here is the link- http://www.tigerdire...p?EdpNo=2864285

Also, can I use the DVD to install Vista on 2 Different Computers?
Also, what about when I need to re-install Vista. Would there be a problem?

Edited by phatjo911, 10 August 2007 - 09:49 PM.

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wannabe1

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Hi phatjo911...

The basic difference between an OEM operating system and a Retail Version is this. The OEM version stays with the machine it is installed on. If you sell the machine, the operating system AND the installation cd go with it. A retail version stays with the purchaser and can be installed on a new machine...providing it is uninstalled on the previous machine. An OEM version is less expensive because you don't get to keep it and you usually (or are supposed to) have to purchase computer hardware in order to qualify for its purchase.

You may not legally install Vista, or any other version of Windows, on more than one machine without purchasing an additional license for it. You will be provided with one Product Key with each disk you purchase, whether OEM or Retail. Additional licenses for additional installations can be purchased from Microsoft. You can use a single disk to install on as many machines as you want...providing you have a valid license for each machine.

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phatjo911

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Well, I'm going to be buying alot of things from Newegg, so say I bought the OEM version of Vista Ultimate with it. And after I installed it on my new PC, can I unistall it and install it on some other computer? So when I order the DVD, do I get the actual DVD?...... or what do I get?
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