Cheapest Vista Home Premium (Academic) - UK

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ray_gillespie, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

    Messages:
    1,692
    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    For anyone considering buying Vista in the UK, this is about the cheapest version I've found.

    It's the academic version, but providing someone you know is in education I don't see any reason why you can't buy it 'as a present for them' :)

    I'm tempted by this myself. Especially considering this method of clean installing an upgrade edition.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2007
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    Messages:
    4,252
    Location:
    UK
    You DO realise that you have to install it twice just to get a clean install, right?
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    18,590
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    But only have to activate once.
    Installation takes 20 mins?

    Also I am not even sure how much of the installation needs to be complete before the upgrade check will recognise a legitimate version.
     
  4. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

    Messages:
    1,692
    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Yeah but if that saves me £15 and I get the added bonus of being able to reinstall this when I get a new PC, I might as well put up that 30 mins of extra inconvenience :)
     
  5. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

    Messages:
    1,692
    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
  6. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

    Messages:
    303
    Location:
    Houston, Tx
    I got the Home Premium 'Academic' version from my University for 80$. It was the upgrade, not the full version, but I did not have to intall it twice to get a clean install.

    I just put in the disk and I was able to format the drive and perform a Full / Clean install of Vista Home Preimium.
     
  7. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

    Messages:
    1,692
    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    I think you only need to install twice when you don't have an OS on the disc to wipe. Which probably isn't that often!