Well this is unexpected - Microsoft cuts the price of Vista

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by beanman101283, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Inf0

    Inf0 Limp Gawd

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    Wish it was on more than just upgrade in the US, but oh well. Good for the guys planning to use upgrade. I'm thinking I'll still go full version oem because of the price difference.
     
  2. KevinO

    KevinO [H]ard|Gawd

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    Still doesn't even make me want to buy it.
     
  3. doormat

    doormat [H]ardness Supreme

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    Any idea if the OEM editions will go down in price as well?
     
  4. InorganicMatter

    InorganicMatter I Don't Know How to Make Threads

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    Interesting, but bear in mind this is only MSRP. I've been able to get Ultimate at my local Fry's for $129 during their weekend sales for a long time now.
     
  5. -=Antimatter=-

    -=Antimatter=- 2[H]4U

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    Can't you just install the upgrade twice? Or did they fix that loophole?
     
  6. beanman101283

    beanman101283 2[H]4U

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    So far it's only the retail upgrade.

    For now that still works. Just did it myself the other day. I dunno if it's something they've fixed in SP1 or not.
     
  7. Demon10000

    Demon10000 [H]ardness Supreme

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    As long as you're using the original media to install, then patching to SP1, I don't think they could "fix" it.

    In the long run, I bet they're just happy you are buying the software, be it an upgrade or a full install. ;)
     
  8. Kowan

    Kowan [H]ardness Supreme

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  9. pxc

    pxc [H]ard as it Gets

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    Retail sales of Vista have been horrible, so a price cut isn't unexpected. Cutting the prices on those versions will have little effect on overall revenue.

    I wonder if system builder copies will also get a price cut. You have been able to get Vista Ultimate OEM (full install, not upgrade) for ~$170-$180 since release.
     
  10. Riles

    Riles Limp Gawd

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    I would maybe get it if they paid me $219 to use Ultimate. Eh, probably not.
     
  11. eeyrjmr

    eeyrjmr [H]ardness Supreme

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    free is still too expensive for "that"
     
  12. Soujiro

    Soujiro Gawd

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    Instead of price drops, how about giving us Ultimate users more freebies? Just poker and animated wallpapers aren't going to cut it.
     
  13. crewzen

    crewzen Gawd

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    upgrade from xp why. How about an upgrade form NT or win 2000 which still run. Would be nice to upgrade one of those.