Posted 26 November 2007 - 10:37 AM
Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:37 AM
Whether you want XP or Vista is going to depend on what software you run. Alot of stuff wont take on Vista yet.
Hi guys erm building my own computer for the first time! got everything except an operating system! Which should i get? XP or Vista? OEM or retail? where should i get it? many aspects are confusing me such as 32bit computing and 64 bit cimputing?????????????????? i will very much appreciatate any help given to me on this subject!!
OEM or retail? Whats the diff. Windows is Windows is Windows, all made by MS, no matter where you buy it.
This article might help explain 32bit vs 64bit. http://news.softpedi...4bit-1349.shtml
Good luck with your build.
Edited by MadMama, 26 November 2007 - 11:37 AM.
Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:42 AM
this is not the case....the difference is in the licensing...OEM copies are REQUIRED to be sold with "qualifying hardware"...which used to be a loose deffinition...but MS is cracking down on that (especially with vista)....and the license is tied to that hardware (i.e. you replace that qualifying piece of hardware...and you're now a pirate) OEM versions are meant for system builders and companies that sell computers not for the end user....so the licensing is different..
OEM or retail? Whats the diff. Windows is Windows is Windows, all made by MS, no matter where you buy it
retail versions do not have this restriction
Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:37 PM
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