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Postby cw4cam » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:10 pm

Why is oem windows packages so much cheaper. If i purchased an oem windows 7 O.S. would I have any difficulties using it? I know some of these oem systems are designed for specific brands of computers. Can they be installed on a new build?
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Postby Toby B. » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:31 pm

OEM versions of Windows 7 are identical to Full License Retail versions except for the following:

- OEM versions do not offer any free Microsoft direct support from Microsoft support personnel

- OEM licenses are tied to the very first computer you install and activate it on

- OEM versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard

- OEM versions cannot be used to directly upgrade from an older Windows operating system
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Postby evasive » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:26 am

The only lock-in is for activation:
http://www.guytechie.com/articles/2010/ ... works.html
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Postby cw4cam » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:30 am

Thanks folks. It helped. :D
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