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I am doing a brand new build of a primarily gaming PC. I plan on getting windows 8.1 for my OS. I am having trouble understand

I am doing a brand new build of a primarily gaming PC. I plan on getting windows 8.1 for my OS. I am having trouble understanding what the difference between the system builder and other disks are for. Your wisdom is greatly appreciated for doing a proper install of my OS
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    the OEM license is cheaper, but the downsize is that is literally infused to your system. (non transferable). For example you decide to make some major upgrades to your pc in the future (motherboard completely different). it won't accept it. You would have to get the exact same components in order for the system to assume its not a new build. :)

    Hope this helps.
  2. that is very very helpful. What is the best way to go for installing a 8.1 OS
  3. ^this is not true for windows 8. it was for 7. there are no retail/OEM versions for 8. just one and you can move it to any PC you choose as long as it is only on one PC at a time.
  4. Depending which ships faster I will either order my OS from newegg or amazon(depending on shipping time to Japan. Both sites are showing a OEM system builder and a "full version." What ever that means. OEM or no OEM??
  5. unksol said:
    ^this is not true for windows 8. it was for 7. there are no retail/OEM versions for 8. just one and you can move it to any PC you choose as long as it is only on one PC at a time.


    You are right. I just check the MS site. Thanks for pointing that out

    http://personaluselicense.windows.com/en-US/default.aspx

    Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer. You may not transfer the software to share licenses between computers. You may transfer Get Genuine Windows software, Pro Pack or Media Center Pack software only together with the licensed computer.
  6. the full version is also OEM, it costs more because it has 64 and 32bit disks instead of just one or the other. there's no need for shipping you can download it if you wish

    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416786

    www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Windows-8.1/productID.288401200
  7. thats with booting up a brand new PC with no previous OS correct? This is my first personal build and I honestly don't know what happens when you first turn the PC on.
  8. What will happen when you put together all the part and boot the pc with the DISC (or the USB drive where the OS is located) it will recognize it and start prompting you about the installation.

    Best Luck
  9. Will I be able to download the OS upon boot up rather than purchase a disk and wait for it?
  10. you would have to download it on another working PC and burn to a disk or put it on a USB drive
  11. Thank you for the advice gents. This has been incredibly helpful.
  12. Any other tips for when my build commences?
  13. Thread has been useful to me :D
  14. I'm glad this has been helpful to you as well unplanned bacon. what are you building?
  15. How do you change ur email address in toms forum
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