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This is a discussion on Oem within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; TheWhizz is correct I also subscribe to freds e-mail and he says he has spoken to a contact at MS ...
- 19-02-07, 11:09 AM #21
TheWhizz is correct I also subscribe to freds e-mail and he says he has spoken to a contact at MS who said this "trick" is built into the code of vista. Not tried it myself but all the advice Fred langa gives out is tried and tested by him and his (now) team.
- 19-02-07, 04:17 PM #22
- 19-02-07, 04:19 PM #23
I would say its not as the license is subject to you having a coa and code for a previous version.
The problem is.... how would MS know this without knocking on your door.
- 19-02-07, 09:01 PM #24
well do u think that this method would be safe and ok for me to do soo ??
- 19-02-07, 09:11 PM #25
You should do the easy method.
Boot into XP, pop in the disc that they send you and instead of choosing Install, choose custom intsall and then choose Clean install. This will wipe XP and do a clean install of vista.
Why would you want to choose the other far more difficult method?
- 19-02-07, 09:29 PM #26
lol your right so why do ppl uses the other method
- 19-02-07, 09:34 PM #27
'cos they dont have a legit copy of xp in order to do it the easy way.
- 19-02-07, 09:36 PM #28
awww tut tut
- 20-02-07, 12:42 PM #29
OEM is often used for pc builders and is normally shipped only if you buy another part ie: memory, hard drive, cpu etc. It is not normally intended for the end user.
But, if you can get Vista OEM you can get the basic edition of Vista for around £50!
- 20-02-07, 09:15 PM #30
vista basic is naff is u ask me and i think i read this from the windows site that home basic can only run 3 programs at a time !!!