Installing an OEM copy of Vista

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AppleGuy1980, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. AppleGuy1980 macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Sadly, I need to be able to run Vista on my MBP (curse the windows only applications of this world). Is it ok if I get an OEM copy of Vista to install? They're much cheaper, but is it a violation of the user agreement or something? Could Microsoft invalidate my copy?
  2. AnthonyG macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2008
    I'm pretty sure OEM is just for system builders and means that it can't be moved to another machine. So say you install it on your pc, you cant go and install it on your mac. Im pretty sure you can install it on your mac no problem, just you cant install it on another machine.

    also why vista? you can't use xp?
  3. AppleGuy1980 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Yea, I could probably go XP, but it seems better to be up to date, and the versions of XP i've found cost almost as much as the OEM Vista Basic.

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