So I got Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for my 17 UMBP.....

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  1. Egil macrumors newbie

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    but it's the System Builder Pack. Is that going to impinge at all on my use of Vista, or will it run just like the normal one? I don't want to get into weird licensing issues, but I couldn't find a 64-bit Vista that wasn't System Builder. Thanks for any insights!
     
  2. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    By system builder do you mean that you got an OEM copy? If so, shouldn't have any problems; I did the same thing with my system. Just remember that OEM copies are tied to one motherboard so you can't reinstall it on another computer or if you need a logic board replacement you're out of luck.
     
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  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    System Builder's editions of Vista are all I buy. You will have no problems.
     
  5. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    All it means is you can only install it "legally" on the system it was purchased for.

    Legally, also no VMs from what ive read a while back.
     
  6. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Actually it was originally against the License Agreement to use any copy of Vista in a VM, but Microsoft has since amended that.

    A system builder's copy of Vista is just a slightly less expensive copy. Microsoft makes no differentiation between it and the retail boxed copy.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Except that retail copies cost more and are more readily available than a OEM copy.
     
  8. waffle911 macrumors regular

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    And OEM copies don't include tech support, while retail copies do. And it's a lot more than slightly less expensive.
     

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