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I'm looking for genuine versions of Retail Windows 7 Ultimate, and I think I've seen places in the past that have sold them for under 75 dollars. Has anyone seen cheap, genuine retail copies around?
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post #2 of 5
A retail ultimate is rare.

I managed to swipe a refurbished home OEM 64bit from micro center for 16 dollars.. I had a rave thread on it with a picture of my receipt.

They've fixed it now though. It could have been a glitch in their system. Tried to get another for the same price but was charged 80 bucks.
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Why not get OEM?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VindalooJim View Post

Why not get OEM?

Don't you only get one install when you buy an OEM key? A hardware swap or a drive wipe would require you to use a different key, and I thought Ultimate didn't even come in OEM. I could be completely wrong, though
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Originally Posted by kubed_zero View Post

Don't you only get one install when you buy an OEM key?

I believe that OEM copies are tied to the motherboard used when registering. You should be able to do as many reformats as you need, as long as the motherboard stays the same.
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