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I was wondering if I have to buy all the normal computer hardware just to be able to buy the OEM? i built this computer off newegg and I bought a windows disc from them and I can't remember what I read but I believe it said something about not being able to send the disc unless it was with a computer or something or am I mistaken? I was sorta wanting to buy computer parts over time and just get a case first if I see a good deal on new egg or something
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post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by jonespwns View Post
I was wondering if I have to buy all the normal computer hardware just to be able to buy the OEM? i built this computer off newegg and I bought a windows disc from them and I can't remember what I read but I believe it said something about not being able to send the disc unless it was with a computer or something or am I mistaken? I was sorta wanting to buy computer parts over time and just get a case first if I see a good deal on new egg or something
I think that Newegg has some sort of policy where we can't buy an OEM copy of Windows without also buying some significant piece of hardware. However, I can't remember where I read this either.
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post #3 of 11
thats retarded. i can walk into frys and buy oem win 7 right now if i wanted to
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Well hopefully i can order it without buying everything at once.. or at least without a case cause im wanting to buy an amazing case if i see one on sale on newegg haha.
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post #5 of 11
Why not just get the Full version of Home Premium?
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post #6 of 11
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Why not just get the Full version of Home Premium?
because i dont want to spend that much. thats 200 dollars
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post #7 of 11
I got an OEM copy from Amazon w/o any hardware.
Worst case though, you buy it with a SATA cable or something - that counts as hardware
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post #8 of 11
You can buy the OEM disk from Newegg (or anywhere else) by itself any time.
the forum rules do state in the FS section OEM software must be purchased with a significant piece of hardware (OEM XP had that requirement, but Windows 7 (and Vista?) don't require it).

OEM is tied to the original motherboard it is installed on. So if you plan on keeping the same system (mainly motherboard) then OEM is fine, but if you swap systems, OEM is not for you (see link in my sig).
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OEM is tied to the original motherboard it is installed on. So if you plan on keeping the same system (mainly motherboard) then OEM is fine, but if you swap systems, OEM is not for you (see link in my sig).
what?

ive used my oem copy of windows xp on like 30 differant computer.. how is it not good for differant computers?

oem is the same as retail. other than packaging.
     
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post #10 of 11
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what?

ive used my oem copy of windows xp on like 30 differant computer.. how is it not good for differant computers?

oem is the same as retail. other than packaging.
If you would bother reading the link in my sig you would see that their is much more of a difference between OEM and retail than you know.

Just because you have gotten away with it does not make it right nor should you advise others to do the same.
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