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November 23, 2013 9:03:11 PM

Hello, I'm going today to a store to get my New PC ,

And the OS is (Windows 7 pro 64-bit OEM)

Now I was reading about This "OEM" Thing... And All I Understood is that 'OEM' don't Get a Technical Support from Microsoft.. ?
And There is the "SP1" Windows 7 pro 64-bit.. which include service Pack 1..

Am confused which Copy Of OS I should Install on the SSD since its 128gb only?

To be more Clear about this.. (i want the full updates/upgrades for my windows) & (i want a full Original Copy of win 7).

If I go to the Store and the Win 7 OEM already installed , How can I make sure it's not Fake , & Will I get Full updates ?
and how to make sure it's Geniun? Do I need Geniun ?
please help, & Sorry for the long article

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November 23, 2013 9:07:57 PM

OEM versions of windows get the same support from microsoft as the "full" versions. Technically OEM copies are only supposed to be sold to people who install it on a machine and then sell the machine to someone else, but in practice nobody bothers with this distinction.

The one major difference between OEM and full versions is that OEM copies are tied forever and ever to one machine. So if you ever wanted to install an OEM copy of windows on a second machine you are out of luck. Full versions can be moved to new machines (but still can only be activated on one machine at a time).

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I should clarify that when I say OEM and full license have the same "support" I mean things like windows update and service pack upgrades, etc. OEM doesn't get free tech support while a full license gets limited tech support.

Also when I say OEM is tied to a single machine, more specifically it is tied to a single motherboard. So you can swap out pretty much any component except for the motherboard and still be fine (though you may or may not need to call microsoft to re-activate when you re-install windows instead of doing the normal activation process over the internet).
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November 23, 2013 9:35:05 PM

aznricepuff said:
OEM versions of windows get the same support from microsoft as the "full" versions. Technically OEM copies are only supposed to be sold to people who install it on a machine and then sell the machine to someone else, but in practice nobody bothers with this distinction.

The one major difference between OEM and full versions is that OEM copies are tied forever and ever to one machine. So if you ever wanted to install an OEM copy of windows on a second machine you are out of luck. Full versions can be moved to new machines (but still can only be activated on one machine at a time).

EDIT:
I should clarify that when I say OEM and full license have the same "support" I mean things like windows update and service pack upgrades, etc. OEM doesn't get free tech support while a full license gets limited tech support.

Also when I say OEM is tied to a single machine, more specifically it is tied to a single motherboard. So you can swap out pretty much any component except for the motherboard and still be fine (though you may or may not need to call microsoft to re-activate when you re-install windows instead of doing the normal activation process over the internet).



Thank you so much for all this information..!!

so... do you suggest that I keep the OEM installed or remove it and get SP1 ? It sound's like OEM is fine ? right ?
EDIT: Will I be able to have Microsoft Office with the Win 7 Professional 64-bit OEM ?
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November 23, 2013 9:37:26 PM

If you already have OEM there is no reason to ditch it to get a retail version, which will just amount to the same thing.

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Yes, you will be able to install Office. The OEM version is identical to the retail version in all respects except when it comes to tech support and installation on multiple machines.
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November 23, 2013 9:56:48 PM

aznricepuff said:
If you already have OEM there is no reason to ditch it to get a retail version, which will just amount to the same thing.

EDIT:
Yes, you will be able to install Office. The OEM version is identical to the retail version in all respects except when it comes to tech support and installation on multiple machines.


uh.. that's good! I feel better now!
I wont use multiple machines , only one , OEM sound's promising then i will go for it & not change.

But Wait !!! How to Make sure It's Valid version copy & not Fake ? The only way I know to check that is (Start>menu>Computer(right click it) > properities ?

Thank You !
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November 23, 2013 10:11:21 PM

If you can connect to the internet and your computer isn't telling you you have an illegitimate copy of windows, then you should be good.
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