Originally posted by mikee
If you do end up upgrading your mobo or cpu you can still resolve this by calling M$ right?
No. They are trying to stop this act from happening as it did with XP. So it will be much tougher to get Vista Activated by phone. So buying one copy and thinking you can upgrade all you want and just call might not work as easily once Vista gets off the ground.
Originally posted by GreyMackUK
The other thing i find odd is why microsoft allow companies to sell the oem version.
At a third of the price and if what is said above is true it surely makes no sense to pay for the retail version.
It does. OEM is just the disk. You get the serial but nothing else with it. Retail you get the fancy box and all that. to some people that matters.
Plus OEM is tailored to specific companies for the machines they build. So it might not be fully up to date with all the drivers and such that the retail version would have since they are catered discs.