Remove oem and replace with another oem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by justthefacts, Aug 22, 2007.

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    justthefacts Guest

    New notebook came installed with Vista Home Premium OEM 32 bit. I would like
    to install Vista Ultimate 64 bit. To save money I would like buy the OEM
    version of Ultimate 64 bit. I understand I can not move it to another
    computer. fyi: No dvd for original install.

    Question: has any one out there done this? Any glitches? Did you install
    over the original or slicked the pc and did a clean install?

    Thanks for some further insite.
    justthefacts, Aug 22, 2007
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Have look on eBay under Vista Ultimate. They sell OEMs on there.
    Mick Murphy, Aug 23, 2007
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    DP Guest

    You'd be better off buying your OEM from New Egg. That's where I got mine.
    (No, this is not a commercial).
    DP, Aug 23, 2007
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    Paul Randall Guest

    Just remember that the Vista OEM will also be non-transferable. If you
    purchase a Vista upgrade, it will cost somewhat more than OEM, but it will
    be transferable.

    -Paul Randall
    Paul Randall, Aug 23, 2007
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    justthefacts Guest

    Hi DP I am definitely buying from NewEgg. The are a great company.

    Did you install over the top of you oem or did you do a clean install? Keep
    in mind the oem home premium is 32 bit and I am moving to ultimate 64 bit.
    This is the reason why I can not run an upgrade after extensive research. OEM
    vs retail and $.

    Thank you for followup
    justthefacts, Aug 24, 2007
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    DP Guest

    My machine had XP x64. I had the builder install it. (I'm kind of an early
    So when I installed Ultimate, I did it as a dual boot. So basically it was a
    clean install but as a dual boot.
    My machine is still set up as dual boot, but I rarely use XP. I have it set
    up so that it will default-boot into Vista in about three seconds unless I
    choose otherwise. (that is, when I know I want to boot into XP I have to sit
    at my computer with my finger on the arrow keys so I can quickly choose XP
    before my three seconds is up.)
    DP, Aug 24, 2007
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    justthefacts Guest

    Thank you for the info.

    justthefacts, Aug 24, 2007
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