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    Need a little advice about a Vista purchase

    Hey, I'm looking into buying an OEM copy of windows vista ultimate 32-bit edition. I'm just wandering what you'd consider a "nonperipheral computer hardware component". Obviously something like a hard drive or a motherboard is one, but would something like an IDE cable or DVD-RW be considered as an acceptable component?

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    Normally you have to purchase something that becomes a significant part of the system. Generally the cheapest component most sellers allow is RAM, for example you could go from 2GB of RAM to 4GB and qualify for the OEM purchase becuase you "needed" the RAM to get the most out of Vista.

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    A floppy drive as well would suffice, as you may "need" it to install the sata drivers.

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    I got Vista OEM on its own.

    EDIT: I didn't get it from Scan though.
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    I bought it from scan with a usb serial hub. LN3954.

    Received it fine

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    Cool, might grab it and a nice big external hard drive then. Was thinking about getting This one from Maxtor, 500Gb with firewire, sound perfect to me.

    EDIT: Hmmm on second thoughts, I don't think I'll bother with an external hard drive, but I do still need to do something about my storage issues. I was thinking about having my external hard drive store all my stuff and then easily switch it between my desktop and laptop for lower power torrenting overnight but I can't really find an ideal hard drive for a good price
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    To be honest, if your not really needing the firewire, I'd go for this one:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=410992

    EDIT: Its not actually in stock, but there are plenty of better looking Ext. HDDs on Scan than the Maxtor one.
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    LN18871 This is a pretty good choice for basic external storage because you can set it up as a network drive, saving you the hassle of even swaping cables around.

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    I bought a copy of XP from scan with another peice of OEM software a while back, and there were no questions asked. To be fiar, I had ordered quite alot of hardware with them in the previous time, so whether they look back on the orders or something, I'm not sure.

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