Originally posted by GSM CEO
is it worth getting from your point of view?
and wil i be able to download Word/Excel on the internet?
To me it is worth it. But only cause i do prefer Vista over XP. You wont be able to download Office anywhere. You would ahve to buy it or acquire it another way. But M$ doesnt offer Word or Excel over the net. Unless you use Office Live Online.
Originally posted by forrestcupp
I have heard that if you have your Windows XP COA number that you can do a full install from the upgrade disk, and just enter your number during installation. Then when you activate, if you entered a COA number that is already in the database, it won't let you activate without calling the number and pleading your case.
If this is true, the OP should buy the cheaper upgrade version, no matter what type of installation.
No that isnt true. You have to isntall XP. There is a work-around for it but that require you to install Vista twice basically so it isnt worth it either way.