Depending on your comfort level, there isn't any reason why you can't buy
the OEM version of windows Vista and save a buck or two. Newegg has the full
install of Vista Home Prem for $119 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116202
Problem is, there is no upgrade option with this vesion. it's a new install
only. Also changing out very many hardware components, might force you to
call Microsoft to get the key re-issued, but I've heard from several people
the process was simple and no one has been told no yet.
"Mike F." <Mike F.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> My computer is capable of running Home Premium. My question is can I just
> get the upgrade for $160, or do I have to buy the full version for $240?
> computer stats are....
> 2.8 ghz
> 250 gb hard drive
> 1 gig of ram
> Pentium D
> XP Media Center edition