Re: WinTV-HVR-1800 AND NEW VISTA COMPUTER
What you don't get on an OEM version is the phone and email support directly
from Microsoft, that comes from HP instead. All security and optional
updates are the same for both 'boxed' and OEM versions.
Also with the OEM versions that are 'optimized' for the particular large
manufacturer some tweaks are allowed by Microsoft to 'brand' the version.
"Holly" <Holly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> If HP gets there own version of Vista but it still updates through windows
> update, I am confused.
> "Michael Walraven" wrote:
>> If your vista was purchased as part of the computer it is probably an OEM
>> version. Microsoft does not provide support for OEM versions, the
>> manufacturer of the computer provides the support (which is why MS sells
>> cheap to the manufacturer). ID will have 'OEM' in it for an OEM version.
>> Cannot directly address your 1800 issue. I have Hauppage WinTV HVR-1600
>> NTSC/ATSC combo.
>> Actually have the reverse problem, Media Center is very happy with it,
>> WinTV program doesn't work with it. I haven't been to Hauppage site
>> so might drop by again.
>> "Holly" <Holly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > I just got this computer saturday. The supposrt page that I was going
>> > to
>> > us
>> > to email says my product ID is invalid...oh well.
>> > What my issue is that Media center does not recognize this card. I have
>> > downloaded from hauppauge there software WinTV and it works great so I
>> > know
>> > the card is working and installed correctly.
>> > How do I get Media Center to recognize it???