I wish I could tell you about the content of "DRM DVDs", Colin. I have not
been able to figure this out--that info threw me. They said that it is not
certain they will be included--and I just have no idea what would be on them
and neither did they.
If I can find other sources of info or hear back, I'll put up what I get. At
near the two week mark, I would think they would post info.
"Colin Barnhorst" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> OK. I thought they were just giving you VL info, but I see now what you
> are reporting. The statement that all editions will have both x86 and x64
> dvd's is more consistent with the other reports posted here. One was from
> a report on a phone call to a UK Microsoft local office. With what we now
> know about the capabilities of the x64 dvd's, there would be no reason not
> to include x64 dvd's in all the upgrade edition retail boxes unless
> somehow that was Marketing's way of adding value to Ultimate edition
> Fill me in on the DRM DVD's. What kind of data is on them that takes
> whole dvd's? As you can see, I am not a big media user. I don't get
> beyond classic movies in Media Center.
> "Chad Harris" <getsomevistainfoout.net> wrote in message
>>I called MSFT VL but asked about what is to come Jan 30 that was not
>>volume licensing, but stand alone purchases. That's what they told me was
>>going to happen after getting in touch with some help.
>> I also emailed Vista personnel but haven't heard yet.
>> I should have added that the Tablet PC edition will have 4 DVDs they
>> said--if it has a DRM DVD.
>> You're correct about the upgrade DVDs that would not be bootable--that
>> would require qualifying legacy Windows--at least I think that's what you
>> meant there.
>> So I think, through some mechanism you will have both DVDs and be able to
>> choose which bit you want to load. They assured me that there would be a
>> 32 bit and 64 bit DVD for every edition in individual retail packages.
>> "Colin Barnhorst" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> The distribution of product keys for volume licensing is a little
>>> different from retail. MSFT Marketing probably has the retail details.
>>> Given the way VL works, wouldn't they all be upgrade only dvd's that are
>>> not bootable?
>>> "Chad Harris" <getsomevistainfoout.net> wrote in message
>>>> I spoke with MSFT Volume Licensing. Right now they are only selling
>>>> upgrade editions. They said that every edition will have at least a 32
>>>> bit DVD, a 64 bit DVD, and possibly a DRM DVD. I don't know what the
>>>> DRM DVD would entail. I imagine then, (they were sure of this but not
>>>> how it would be implemented, that someone will make their choice and
>>>> get a product key accordingly once they do the setup. Perhaps one
>>>> product key could be used for either, but only once.