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What is the difference between vista home and vista home for system builders? besides the price

and what are the pros and cons of running a 64bit system?

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The system builder version as no support. That is you as the system builder and installer have to support the software and if you install the software on your machine you call yourself if you have a problem. :lol:

 

Cheers

 

Paul

Edited by paulktreg

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Basically, the x86 version supports only 3GB of RAM, the x64 supports 16GB and more.

The way you make it sound is that 64-bit doesn't support anything under 16GB, which is definitely not the case.

 

32-bit supports a max of ~3GB while 64-bit supports more than you'd ever need.

 

As for "system builders" vs. retail, technically the system builders/OEM only allows one install, but that's kind of BS because you could always call up MS anyways.

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yes...it seems that the system builder version has limited installs, perhaps only being able to be used on one system forever...if one wants to upgrade a system, one would most likely have to call microsoft and explain to them the reasons for an upgrade or why one is attempting to install the operating system, which has a limited license, on another computer other than the computer it was originally installed on. maybe one can be successful with this and/but perhaps not...if one chooses to be honest and wants to upgrade, perhaps the system builder version is a bad idea. the full retail version on the other hand has unlimited installs with no hassle whatsoever when one chooses to upgrade or put the operating system on a whole new computer, whenever one so chooses for the rest of the time one owns the operating system license...unless microsoft changes the end user license agreement of course, stipulating otherwise for the retail version as well.

Edited by Maj0r Gamer

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as of early 2009, four to eight gigabytes should be more than enough. although eight gigabytes may be overkill, if it's ddr2 it's most likely not going to be difficult to obtain as far a pricing goes and it's still really good ram for a 2009 machine. anything more than eight gigabytes would most likely be way too much.

 

edit: sorry about the double post, i got mixed up between the two pages in the thread.

Edited by Maj0r Gamer

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