Differences between Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade and Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade OEM

Differences between Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade and Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade OEM

Post by thecreato » Fri, 02 Feb 2007 02:27:47


Hi All,

What is the difference between Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade DVD
and Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade DVD OEM which is advertised cheaper
than the Retail versions in the Stores?


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Differences between Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade and Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade OEM

Post by Donald L M » Sat, 03 Feb 2007 07:40:14

On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 12:27:47 -0500, "thecreator" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >




There is no such thing as "Vista Upgrade DVD OEM media".
ALL "Vista OEM media" is licensed according to the Windows OEM
license, while ALL "upgrade media" is licensed according to the
Windows Upgrade license. OEM keys will NOT work with "upgrade media",
nor will "upgrade media" work with "OEM" keys.

Obviously, you misunderstand the meaning of "Upgrade media", as well
as the meaning of "OEM media".

This is because of the confusion caused by many dishonest retailers
who consistently advertise "OEM media" as "Upgrade OEM" or mix the two
terms to try to hood-wink their less-knowledgeable customers.

OEM media will NOT do an in-place "upgrade" of a previous version of
Windows. It MUST ALWAYS be installed "clean".

"Retail Upgrade media" will perform "in-place upgrades" from a Windows
desktop.

Simple as that.

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Differences between Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade and Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade OEM

Post by Michael » Sat, 03 Feb 2007 07:51:39

The Express Upgrades are OEM are they not?
 
 
 

Differences between Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade and Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade OEM

Post by Donald L M » Sat, 03 Feb 2007 08:07:02

On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 16:51:39 -0600, "Michael D"






There is a large difference between "Express Upgrade (OEM)" and
"Upgrade OEM". The first one exists, while the second one does not.

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Differences between Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade and Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade OEM

Post by thecreato » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 00:26:45

Hi Donald L McDaniel and All,

Example of what I mean are with the links:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit DSP OEM DVD

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade - DVD

Same Store or Dealer.

Do Hotfixes come from Microsoft Windows Update for both? Do you get
Hotfixes or downloads from Microsoft for the OEM Version, as you do from the
Upgrade version? This is what I am talking about.



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Differences between Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade and Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade OEM

Post by Michael » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 01:47:02

Once installed both versions are identical (with updates/hotfixes), but the
OEM version is for a new computer installation or at least a system without
a previous OS installed and is not considered an upgrade. The non-OEM
version requires you to have either a version of XP or Win 2000 already
installed on your computer and is considered an upgrade. The only other
difference is that MS does not provide troubleshooting support for OEM
versions.
 
 
 

Differences between Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade and Windows Vista Home Premuim Upgrade OEM

Post by JW » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 01:58:03

lso the OEM version is sold separatly for 32 bit and 64 bit systems and the
license terms certainly implay that it can installed on only one system
which can have minor upgrades only just like the prebuilt systems you get
from the manufactuers where the product Key sticker in on the case since the
license is only for that system.
I have read posts that you can do and have done inplace upgrades of
existing 32 bit systems using the OEM version.
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