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    Cheap Vista for everyone

    http://www.theregister.com/2007/02/1..._for_everyone/

    I remeber a Windows 98 upgrade which you could install from scratch simply by inserting a Win 95 disk at one part of the install.

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    Re: Cheap Vista for everyone

    I wonder, can this trick be amended to create a dual boot system? i.e. on a partitioned drive where XP already exists. Presumably Vista will find the XP partition so any way around it?

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    Re: Cheap Vista for everyone

    Very clever marketing by MS (unless you think that in the most locked down product to hit the shelves since dongles were in fashion, someone "overlooked" this feature.)

    People think - ooh - i can have new OS for cheap price - we all rush go and get it - after a while - our noses start to grow longer and we develop hooves

    Mr Balmer laughs all the way to the bank

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    Re: Cheap Vista for everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by bigkevdamphouse
    I wonder, can this trick be amended to create a dual boot system? i.e. on a partitioned drive where XP already exists. Presumably Vista will find the XP partition so any way around it?
    Then partition the drive - install Vista and then XP - should be fairly easy

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    Re: Cheap Vista for everyone

    Or install XP then Linux. Even easier! ... and cheaper!

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    Re: Cheap Vista for everyone

    Linux then linux?

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    Re: Cheap Vista for everyone

    radicalise, write your own os and attempt world domination, or you could just buy a pc/laptop with vista installed (yes it is half term so i am taking a little step back!)

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    Re: Cheap Vista for everyone

    I've seen reference to an academic upgrade to Vista (home premium) following the spirit of the XP Pro upgrade they used to sell (for students, teachers, pupils etc).

    Suppliers with stock seem few and far between - the phrase rarer than hen's teeth springs to mind. Anyone know a supplier that has the academic upgrade in stock? Ebuyer has listed it but never seems to have any stock in. Dabs deleted it from their stock list before it was released.

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    Re: Cheap Vista for everyone

    I know Ramesys tend to do student/teacher deals ... and I think both Pugh and Pheonix have had similar in the past.

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    Re: Cheap Vista for everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    I know Ramesys tend to do student/teacher deals ...
    I don't know about the education one, but the Ramesys site for the BCS discounted software doesn't have Vista or Office 2007 on it yet in any guise. Very annoying, and they don't seem to want to reply to enquiries about it either. Not good.

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    Re: Cheap Vista for everyone

    Oh we can get back on can we as BCS members? Last time I tried it rejected me but I didn't follow it up at the time.

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    Re: Cheap Vista for everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by bigkevdamphouse
    I wonder, can this trick be amended to create a dual boot system? i.e. on a partitioned drive where XP already exists. Presumably Vista will find the XP partition so any way around it?
    Just to point out, that if u r "upgrading", then you cant have the other OS installed [AFAIK] - but two OEM and/or retail copies of course are fine to dual boot with.

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