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Windows 7 Home Premium Sp1 OEM or Windows 7 Full
Nov 15, 2013, 8:15 PM
I'm in the process of building my own gaming desktop(no experience) and I was wondering which version of Windows 7 64 bit should I get.
I have found two options:
Could someone please explain the differences, and why one costs more than the other?
Again, all I'm going to be doing with this build is playing Diablo 3 on max settings, potentially WOW and surfing the web.
Thanks. : )
Nov 15, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
windows home premium sp1 oem windows full
Nov 15, 2013, 8:22 PM
The OEM license only allows you to install the OS on one computer; i.e. motherboard. The retail license allows you to install the OS on one computer AT A TIME.
Nov 15, 2013, 8:44 PM
Alright. So, since I don't plan on switching computers anytime soon...the OEM would be the route for me, right?
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Nov 15, 2013, 8:50 PM
If you don't EVER plan on switching MBs, yes.
Most folks that build, go for the OEM version. And there are always 'ways' to get around the one-motherboard issue if necessary.
Nov 15, 2013, 8:54 PM
Okay. Thanks a lot! I have another question about my CPU, GPU and MB compatibility. Should I post it here or should I start another post?
Nov 15, 2013, 9:08 PM
Either way. But if you start a new post, it may get answered sooner. Some folks don't like to jump into a post that has a lot of replies already.
Nov 15, 2013, 9:45 PM
Alright. I'll just create a new one.
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