I didn't know were to put this thread but I choose Help Room if it should be moved then do so. I have an Acer laptop which I bought with Vista HP pre installed (German language version), I would now like to change the OS to Vista English. This means buying a new MS Vista disc in English. I would like to do a clean install over my German edition, but which one should I buy. I have looked on Amazon and the one which looks right is the "Windows Vista HP edition with service pack 1 (PC) 2008)". Is this correct or do you know better, I would like to know before forking out 138 quid.
I went the OEM route once before when I changed ME for XP. To me it was a waste of money when I changed my computer after about one year the OEM went it, it could not be transferred to my new machine. I don't want to make the same mistake again.
Sorry to be one of the uninformed. Only trying to help. I thought an OEM copy could be used on any PC whether or not it was a new build and whether or not a previous operating system had been installed. I did state it was tied to the machine it was activated on, ie not transferable. If that is wrong, I am sorry, perhaps you could explain what machines an OEM will run on. The link I gave gives a different page now ( home page ) but just type OEM VISTA into the search box. £70 for one license copy £197 for 3 copies. I agree if your only keeping a machine a few months it's not worth it.