Rommel, on 15 December 2010 - 04:07 AM, said:
LiveBrianD, on 14 December 2010 - 03:46 PM, said:
Is the upgrade 32-bit or 64-bit?
I think it may be because one is OEM (can't be transferred) and the other is Retail (can be transferred, but requires another license).
I bolded a section of your quote.
This is what I need to look into.
I'm not quite sure what LiveBrian meant regarding Retail, but to clarify (no offense meant to LiveBrian): You can have retail on only one computer at a time, but you can transfer it as often as you like (something you can't do with OEM) and still use the same license key
. Sometimes you have to call MS and explain that you've moved the OS from one PC to another but that's a quick and painless process.
I always buy the upgrade versions for the portability (and lower price) even though, as has been stated, you have to install the old OS before you can install the upgrade (in most situations). Since I don't reinstall very often it's worth the hassle to me. I was fortunate with Win7, I pre-ordered my first copy when it was $50, and recently bought the family pack from newegg --- the last I checked you can get three licenses for about $130.
This post has been edited by compnovo: 15 December 2010 - 08:36 AM
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