What is the difference between the student XP x64 and the OEM XP x64?
screenshots of CDs from internet:
retail, I think: As for the piracy issue, notice how I'm not asking for product keys or ISO downloads so mods please don't delete this thread.
The reason I'm asking is because my sister will be starting college soon and I could buy her a normal version but I read that the student version is a "special" version that's offered for way cheaper to students only so I might wait longer and let her buy it from School for cheaper instead. She doesn't like Vista and she needs the 64-bit version because it supports more memory for her photoshop and media apps.
So I'm curious as to what is the main difference between the two? Is there a temporary activation or an expiration date where the windows stops working because it's the student version?
or should I just buy her this oem version instead? Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2C 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems
Please respond if you can answer my questions.