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Obtaining and using pirated software would be illegal.
Oh the irony in that statement (look at his avatar and name, rofl...)
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post #12 of 24
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But can it work? I know it is illegal. My main question is all laptops that come with Windows installed are OEMs right?
Yes - there is NO difference between the OEM and Retail versions outside of activation rules.
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post #13 of 24
OEM and Retail versions of windows are exactly the same, minus an OEM key and a special Matching encryption certificate. but piracy is something that's against OCN's policy to discuss, so you might want to go somewhere else to ask things like that.....
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Wiping the hard drive was the first thing I did when I got my laptop.

I downloaded an OEM ISO and used the key on the bottom of my laptop to reinstall Windows without the 10 tons of bloatware.
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Oh the irony in that statement (look at his avatar and name, rofl...)
Click on my avatar and see!!!)
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post #16 of 24
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But can it work? I know it is illegal. My main question is all laptops that come with Windows installed are OEMs right?
Assuming that your laptop has a sticker with the Windows key in the back/bottom you can always find an Iso image of the windows version your laptop came with and install it then activate it with that key the laptop comes with.

I've seen that there is even a post here that has a downloable link of windows 7 ISO that has all versions. It is a legal download since it is not pre-activated.
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With OEM OS, can you still get updates for Microsoft?
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post #18 of 24
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With OEM OS, can you still get updates for Microsoft?
Yes, and you can activate the computer with a downloaded Windows disc. This is not piracy since you own a legal license of the software, assuming you have a key on the back of your computer, which is almost always provided if you buy a laptop from newegg.

The .iso files can be found here - http://www.mydigitallife.info/downlo...ownload-links/
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Windows 7 Home Premium OS vs Ultimate on your laptop? What you you have?
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I got a ThinkCenter PC from Lenovo, it didn't come with discs but had a recovery partition. I didn't have a cd to burn it too, sent an email to Lenovo and they very kindly sent me a free OS install cd

First thing I did was reinstall windows to get rid off all the OEM crap that comes installed -_-
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