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News Vista available for pre-order in UK

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 3 Jan 2007.

  1. kylelnsn

    kylelnsn New Member

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    What you say to them? suppose if its listed as that price and you got screen shots they will ahve to stick to their word!?
     
  2. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    Nope, as someone's already pointed out - their T&C's mention errors in pricing. I'm yet to receive the email about it being an error though - which looks like they're manually going through a lot of people!
     
  3. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    I explained about the T&C's and the listing price, they already sent me a invoice for the cheaper price, and I've took screenies too.
    I also said, its a joke if they expect £135 from me.
     
  4. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    oh yeahhh...

    Who's the king ? me >>>> i'm dam happyyy ..

    I Just Get my vista copy and install it !! no driveres installed !

    I love it 64-BIT !!! Who's the king ? me >>>>

    [​IMG]

    Who's the king ? me >>>> COMPUTERKING
     
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  5. DarkReaper

    DarkReaper Alignment: Sarcastic Good

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    For a self-proclaimed computer king you have lots to learn... starting with finding the caps lock and moving on to learning what's inside that box of bits you bought :rolleyes:
     
  6. WarMachine

    WarMachine American Swine

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    Hey man... watch it.

    That guy's an AbsolutE LEGend.

    :naughty:
     
  7. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    mm I dont get what you mean !! but however ! thanks :D keep going !!

    I love my vista , CK
     
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  8. ỒĊBłůē

    ỒĊBłůē Also available in black

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    CK - with respect; a post like that ^ is all that's required.

    It tells us the same as your previous message, but is much easier to read and doesn't annoy anyone reading it.

    One like your previous one (below) is only going to annoy the t*ts off the majority of users on here. Okay, so you're excited and happy - go and do something excited and happy somewhere else, rather than convey it so much on here.

    A few pointers on Netiquette;

    Don't post in capitals - it looks like you're shouting.

    Don't use so many exclamations marks - one will generally suffice.

    Extra letters to emphasise words are fine, but don't do it to every word and keep the extra letters to a minimum.

    Don't over-use smileys (which you've managed in those two posts - well done).
     
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  9. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    MY friend . I'm trying to hard to be better , but I think , this not work with me !!

    Sorry for the Post , I edit them . I hope they better

    and I will keep your advise in my mind when I'm writing a post !!

    Thanks ỒĊBłůē , Good luck , Take care , CK
     
  10. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Do you know what those limitations are? For example, when I get around to building my new PC when vista is properly released I am inevitably going to fark the installation up several times and end up re-formatting well into the night... I may even install everything and then find out that a component is slowing my machine down and switch it out. Is Vista going to have a hissy fit and tell me that I'm not allowed to use it anymore?

    Arghhh, why do they make things complicated... I have a hard enough time with all the numbers they stick on computer things let alone worrying about whether or not Vista is going to call me a pirate and not let me use my PC whenever the hell it feels like it.
     
  11. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    What I did was locate all the vista drivers that I could find beforehand and saved them on another disk. When it came to install Vista, it recognised everything except the NVidia network port and the X-Fi soundcard. There was also a small matter of the SiL3114 sata raid driver, which for some reason didn't even appear as an unknown device! Anyway, after installing the readily-available appropriate drivers, it took it all in.

    Whilst having a real bugger about with it, I managed to completely fudge it up. Control Panel was a blank screen, little or no options opened, programs installed gave up the ghost. So I reinstalled and it seems to be working better, i.e. DEP or whatever it is, is actually asking me if I want to have something run, rather than crashing the current program open (usually, opening Adobe Reader to read a pdf from tinternet).

    It seems to work really well.
     
  12. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I didn't need to load up any SATA drivers during a clean install on an NF3 250GB DFI board. Only just realised that actually.
     
  13. H4wk1e

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    I have read the whole thread, and to the topic of the OEM version and installing it many of times.

    If you format the Hard Drive there is nothing on it after and as the Vista CD can not wright code to it to keep a record of how many times you install, (unless it a RE-writable cd, doubt it) surely you can install how many times you like.
     
  14. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    You've a few weeks grace before you need to activate. To save messing about just wait until you're happy with everything. And if you decide to reformat after a week or two's testing, the clock will reset if you haven't activated.

    The main (only?) limitation of OEM is you can't change motherboards with guaranteed success. You can with retail. OE = Original equipment.

    I'm more concerned with limitations on the Upgrade version. From Ars Technica's experience with RC1, upgrading produced an unstable system, a clean install was strongly recommended. But I gather you can't just show Vista Upgrade an old XP CD as proof, XP has to be installed and activated.

    All I'd advise is not rushing to buy Vista, wait for some comments based on hard fact. Also note on the Vista coupons included with some XP OEM copies,
    :duh:
    You don't think MS will keep track of how often you activate? They do with XP... But I doubt there'll be a hard limit, more likely questions if you activate too frequently on different machines - as now.
     
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  15. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Yes, 64bit drivers are very sparse at the moment at 32bit compatibility is not very good.
     
  16. Enak

    Enak Also known as Kane

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    This was great until Microsoft release the genuine advantage tool... Now, in order to install the updates you MUST activate windows. Else be left with a potentially insecure OS.
     
  17. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Even if you do activate I can't see it being a problem, can you explain why it would be a major hassle?
     
  18. Enak

    Enak Also known as Kane

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    Because once you've activated, if you change your hardware or have to reinstall you will have to reactivate... Normally this will fail over the internet the second time round. So you have to call Microsoft. Usually twice before you actually get the activation code. And that's if the system is working, there's been a number of times now when I've called only to get a dead line or service unavailable.
     
  19. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I must be very lucky then, I've rung about 4 times to get an activation code, never had to hold for more then 5 minuts.
     
  20. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Microsoft have always claimed they wouldn't prevent downloads of security patches, even to pirates who fail WGA. I know you get a warning if you haven't activated, but I bet you can still get (and install) the more critical updates.

    I've online-activated XP OEM four times now on roughly the same system, never had to call.
     
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