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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-716-_-Product


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-986-_-Product

What is the difference between the 2 and once I use the software do I have to buy it all over again or will I have 2 more times to download it from the disk?







http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-992-_-Product

When it says 1pack OEM, what does that mean, does it mean that I can only use it once and I have to buy another disk If i need to install windows again?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116717

What does it mean when it says Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Full, does it mean that I can use it 3 times. Whats the difference between the full version of windows 7 professional and the 1pack OEM version.


Any answers would be appreciated.
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OEM will be fine for u most people hear use it, u don't get a pretty box, i have install windows millions of times with my OEM
Edited by andrewmchugh - 5/7/11 at 2:02pm
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I just don't get the OEM, 1Pack and the full versions.

What do those mean?

How many tries does the OEM version of windows 7 proffesional or home premium come with?

How many tries does the Full version of windows 7 proffesional or home premium come with?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain1337 View Post
I just don't get the OEM, 1Pack and the full versions.

What do those mean?

How many tries does the OEM version of windows 7 proffesional or home premium come with?

How many tries does the Full version of windows 7 proffesional or home premium come with?
Both versions you can only have 1 version at the same time. So you cant go installing the same key on all ur pcs.

OEM is meant to be bound to the computer it is first installed on, as its a manufacturers type of license, and its not ment to be reinstalled on a "new computer"*

Retail is for if you are installing new components to a level *Microsoft would call it a new computer*

What do you mean by tries? re-installs on the same system or ??
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What do you mean by tries? re-installs on the same system or ??
Yes I actually ment to say re-installs, so let say I get a virus and i need to re install or something happens and I need to re install, do I just use the same cd key and disk or have to buy another one?
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Well yes i would be upgrading in the future anyway so should I pick up the windows 7 home premium full version?
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once u buy it u can use it forever on the computer u initally installed it on.What i mean by that is as many re-installes you want
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I will be upgrading in the future, do I go with windows 7 oem or windows 7 full?
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OEM. You can wipe and install as many times as you want using the same key.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain1337 View Post
I will be upgrading in the future, do I go with windows 7 oem or windows 7 full?
If you plan on upgrading major components like motherboard, hard drives, and CPU, spend the extra and get a Full Retail copy. OEM's are tied to the motherboard, so if you changed to a completely different motherboard, you'd have to buy a new copy of Windows.
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