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where is the best place i can get windows 7 64 bit premium oem. i dont want to have ot buy it again to re put in it on my new build
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post #2 of 11
newegg sells it rather cheap. You do know that it can only be used on 1 computer right? you can also not change the motherboard when using the OEM version without breaking your licensing agreement
 
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post #3 of 11
It is illegal to sell the disk without the key.
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post #4 of 11
OEM means it came with the prebuild right?

You can re-use that. I've done it, my friend has done it, etc. Just make sure to delete the older installation.

And can't you make a windows reinstallation disc?
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post #5 of 11
will somobody give a non-encrypted answer on my questoin?
can i use my OEM disc to reinstall windows 7 on my pc?!
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post
OEM means it came with the prebuild right?

You can re-use that. I've done it, my friend has done it, etc. Just make sure to delete the older installation.

And can't you make a windows reinstallation disc?
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Originally Posted by tconroy135 View Post
Not true, you just will have to use the automated telephone system when changing Mobo
No, OEM is locked to the first motherboard it is installed on.

Read the thread in my sig about OEM for further clarification.

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Originally Posted by Anips View Post
will somobody give a non-encrypted answer on my questoin?
can i use my OEM disc to reinstall windows 7 on my pc?!
Yes, you can use the disk, but as said, an OEM Key is tied to the first board it is installed on. If you have used the Key before, you can't use it on your new build.

OEM is cheaper for a reason, one being this.
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post #7 of 11
OEM Clarification

After cleaning a lot of posts I had to post this link. Hopefully there will be no more questions about this.
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post #8 of 11
I've used the same XP OEM disc/key through about two dozen motherboards and the same Windows 7 OEM disc/key through at least four different X58 boards. Auto activation doesn't always work, but calling Microsoft does.
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post #9 of 11
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It is illegal to sell the disk without the key.
lol no? he 1. didn't ask about that 2. the disk means nothing you can sell that all you want. it takes the key to make it worth anything
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post #10 of 11
Not only the guy just want the disk to reinstall it, I'm alson interested to know where i can get the DVD only (got about 30 laptop a week to do) and they all already have thekey just no more DVD
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