Cheapest Vista Home Premium (Academic) - UK

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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.
 
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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.
 

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You DO realise that you have to install it twice just to get a clean install, right?
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 :)
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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