$49 Home Premium Family Discount question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by aaron, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. aaron

    aaron Guest

    I see that MS is selling 2 copies of VIsta Home Premium for $49.99 each for
    purchasers of VIsta Ultimate. Does the version of Ultimate dictate which
    version of Home you get? i.e. if I buy the Ultimate upgrade, are the Home
    versions upgradess also? And vice versa, if I buy the Full Ultimate, are the
    home versions Full versions?
    aaron, Jan 29, 2007
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  2. aaron

    Chad Harris Guest

    Chad Harris, Jan 29, 2007
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  3. Chad, there is no difference between retail dvd's, upgrade edition or full
    is determined by the product key. If there is no diff between dvd's, why
    are you saying that the tools are not available? All retail dvd's being the
    same, all will boot the computer and all have the full set of tools. Are
    you confusing the retail dvd's with the volume license dvd's which may be
    another story?
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 30, 2007

  4. I just checked a moment ago and scrolled down the entire blog without seeing him
    answer the same question that is there also:
    versa, if I buy the Full Ultimate, are the home versions Full versions?
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Jan 30, 2007
  5. That is the more important question anyway. My guess is that you get
    upgrade VHP's with an upgrade Ultimate and full VHP with a full Ultimate
    purchase, but I'm just making a WAG.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 30, 2007
  6. aaron

    Rock Guest

    That would seem to be the reasonable conclusion.
    Rock, Jan 30, 2007
  7. LOL. Except that it appears wrong. According to another poster, the two
    VHPs are upgrade edition keys.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 30, 2007
  8. aaron

    Chad Harris Guest

    No-- I wasn't confusing them. If this is so, I'm wrong then about their
    not being access to the Win RE tools on an upgrade if it's bootable.

    I'm still not happy about the requirement to load and activate the legacy
    DVD when the easy alternative would have been one George Ou suggested in his

    Chad Harris, Jan 30, 2007
  9. aaron

    Rock Guest

    Are you talking about smartie's post. I didn't catch that part. Let me
    see. The download was an upgrade edition but it didn't specify if he bought
    an upgrade Ultimate or the full version, but alas it might very well be only
    an upgrade, and from one perspective it makes sense since it is to help a
    family with more than one PC move to Vista, which implies those PC's already
    have a qualifying OS. Sigh ... oh what tangled webs we weave.
    Rock, Jan 30, 2007
  10. Exactly. It would be easy to require running a tool on each of the other
    computers to be sure that the installed Windows even qualifies. Or, simply
    charge $79.95 for a full edition license.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 30, 2007
  11. Anyone who actually knows answers that you can ask?
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Jan 30, 2007
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