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Old 06-01-2011, 09:15 PM
 
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As for the OEM support question.

If you use the OEM version from newegg or where ever and
do everything perfectly, no mistakes.
You still have to activate it.
What advantage is there to getting a disk from newegg as opposed to going to the store and getting a disk there?
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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What advantage is there to getting a disk from newegg as opposed to going to the store and getting a disk there?
I don't think I've ever seen an OEM disk for sale at a retail store except for the few small system builders remaining. Best Buy and Office Depot sure don't sell them.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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What advantage is there to getting a disk from newegg as opposed to going to the store and getting a disk there?
Depends what you buy.

Like cali says OEM is hard to fine in stores.

The retail ones in stores are "Upgrade" or for much more money "Full" with no upgrade requirements. These are "Retail" as apposed to the OEM.

From newegg.com about OEM sales,


Disclaimer: Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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OK, one more question. I also have a lap top with Vista. Can I use the same windows 7 install disk on it that I use on my PC or do I have to buy yet another install disk for the lap top? I know microsoft can be a bit greedy about that sort of thing.
Yes, you can. But telling you how to do so would violate TOC, or some other rule/law. Just Google it.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media



http://www.winsupersite.com/article/...-upgrade-media
Aww, you stole my post I have used this method several times and it works great.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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Depends what you buy.

Like cali says OEM is hard to fine in stores.

The retail ones in stores are "Upgrade" or for much more money "Full" with no upgrade requirements. These are "Retail" as apposed to the OEM.

From newegg.com about OEM sales,


Disclaimer: Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows
Yeah, and we all abide by that religiously, right? Right?
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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:darts eyes: Of course
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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Yeah, and we all abide by that religiously, right? Right?
I didn't realize this forum was full of hacks and pirates.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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I didn't realize this forum was full of hacks and pirates.
The word you missed was "resale". Many of us are using the OEM version for our own use.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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The word you missed was "resale". Many of us are using the OEM version for our own use.
I don't think Microsoft really cares. They don't even make you buy it with a piece of hardware anymore. The people buying OEM copies for their own use are the people who are capable of pirating it. They'd rather have my $100 than not and if I buy the OEM version instead of the retail upgrade, they never have support it.
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