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    Question Xp or Vista or Xp and Vista Voucher? options!

    For my new build I will need a new OS.

    I'm not that interested in Vista until any teething problems get sorted and the cost comes down.
    But I understand (Via Scan & Hexus) that there are restrictions on using the Vista upgrade voucher,
    if I wanted to up grade at a later date.

    So what is the best deal to get Windows XP on my new build, and what would you suggest about the Vista upgrade Voucher?

    Cheers.

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    Go for this:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=498853


    You'll need to order some qualifying "Non-peripheral computer hardware component" such as a motherboard or hard drive.

    You'll have to pay for delivery to get your Vista Home Premium upgrade and installing Vista will mean giving up you XP licence.

    Other than that I don't think it's a bad idea - will work out slightly more expensive than Vista (with no XP) but not by much.

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    Cool. But what is the difference between the product you mention and the following?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=498849

    Plus are there any time constraints attached to when I upgrade using the voucher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Davies View Post
    Cool. But what is the difference between the product you mention and the following?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=498849

    Plus are there any time constraints attached to when I upgrade using the voucher?
    urs is for Home edition, the other is for Media Center Edition, if u do not need the MCE capabilities or interface then go for urs. I just ordered Vista Home Premium OEM from Scan, only cost me £71 plus a 66p mouse to cover the 'hardware' aspect of the OEM license

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