Will windows vista 64bit work on my system?

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  1. kendog

    kendog Active Member

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    This one for system builders to be exact. Why is it so much cheaper than the retail version? is the "for system builders" some sort of catch? I'm mainly getting it for the free Windows 7 upgrade, since I don't have a legit copy of xp or vista right now and can't upgrade to windows 7 without one?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116677
     
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    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    Under Microsoft terms, the OEM versions cannot be transferred to another computer as they are 'tied' to the motherboard.
     
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    So once I install it on my computer it's stuck there? So future upgrades I would have to buy a new operating system, compared to a retail version that i can transfer?

    What about with after the Windows 7 upgrade, is it still considered OEM?
     
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    I'm not sure what you're asking. OEM is stuck to one computer, but you can upgrade it to another OS on the same computer. Retail is still limited to one license, but you can move it around. It too can be used as an upgrade.

    The upgrade license is limited to original license you're upgrading from (ie OEM, retail).
     
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    ah ok. I'm basically just trying to figure out the cheapest way to have a legit updateable running copy of windows 7 from scratch since right now i dont have a legit copy of xp and i dont imagine a windows 7 upgrade would work from that.
     
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    As long as you're not expecting to move it from another computer, OEM will work fine.
     
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    You can't upgrade XP to Win7.
     
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    Sort of.. You can purchase the upgrade of windows 7, but must do a clean install.
     

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