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Old 2nd February 2007, 15:05   #1
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Default Buying OEM versions of Windows Vista: the facts

Want to spare a few $/ and get the OEM? Here's what you need to know:

"OEM software is also tied to the motherboard it is first installed on. Unlike the retail versions of Windows which can be transferred to a new computer, OEM versions are not transferable. What about upgrading hardware? Microsoft says that anything is fair game, except the motherboard. Replacing the motherboard in a computer results in a 'new personal computer,' which the company considers to be synonymous with a transfer. It's not permitted with an OEM edition of Windows.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070130-8730.html
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what happens to a doa or dfd (deadfirstday)?
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We need to wait anyway untill M$ releases the DVDs with the SP2 version of Vista.
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how are you going to install on a DOA in the first place
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