Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)
  • OT – Best place to buy MS operating system
  • petrieboy
    Free Member

    as per title, i’m after either a copy of XP Media Centre or Vista Home Premium either retail or OEM and want to pay as little as possible. dabs is looking quite pricey – where else to try???

    druidh
    Free Member

    Got a "student" in the family?

    Educational Discounted

    MrNutt
    Free Member

    you could always beta test win7 from here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx

    clunker
    Full Member

    Legally you will need to buy a retail version. OEM product is supposed to be sold with PC/Laptop etc via a retailer

    househusband
    Full Member

    Legally you will need to buy a retail version. OEM product is supposed to be sold with PC/Laptop etc via a retailer

    Not AFAIK; you can buy a motherboard or new hard drive and be entitled to buy an OEM operating system.

    Try eBuyer?

    bigyinn
    Free Member

    Buy? You’ve lost me?

    You mean someone would actually CHOOSE to buy Vista?

    petrieboy
    Free Member

    i use xp pro on the laptop and main computer but this is for the one hooked up to the telly so i like the media centre features. seems that vista is available for less money than MCE so figured i may as well give it a bash. i cant install the latest version of media player on my *evaluation* version so cant use C4 on demand services.

    Daffy
    Full Member

    Vista is a superb operating system, I’ve been running it for well over 18 months now with not a single glitch or crash.

    I’m running the 64bit Ultra version with some pretty complicated hardware that used to make XP unstable.

    XP can only handle 3gb or RAM in correct sequencing, any more is lost to the OS and can induce instability. XP64 was a Dog.

    Vista Home premium in either 64bit or 32bit is available as an OEM from ebuyer for £85

    Ebuyer Vista 32

    Ebuyer Vista 64

    Also, you can’t buy Home Premium on an education license only Business, which doesn’t have the Media Centre applications.

    Also available from Amazon for the same price:

    Amazon Vista 32

    Zedsdead
    Free Member

    I didn’t like the look or feel of vista at first but I hate chabge.

    Now though I think it’s really good.

    tyke
    Free Member

    Been looking around myself for a cheap copy of Vista. Lowest cost was for an OEM version from: Digital Sunrise.

    Don’t know anything about the company though.

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)

The topic ‘OT – Best place to buy MS operating system’ is closed to new replies.

Thanks for popping by - why not stay a while?IT'S FREE

Sign up as a Singletrack Member and you can leave comments on stories, use the classified ads, and post in our forums, do quizzes and more.

Join us, join in, it’s free, and fun.