Solved OEM install Tags: Windows 7 OEM Last response: October 28, 2009 11:01 PM in Windows 7 Share Lurial October 28, 2009 10:47:47 PM just got my Windows 7 disks...I got OEM for cheapness sake...now im concerned i cant just put the disk in and install it. so before i break that red seal i just wanted to make sure. does windows 7 OEM install the same way as the retail version? do i need to register with microsoft as a vendor? any/all responses greatly appreciated. More about : oem install Best solution The_Prophecy a c 215 $ Windows 7 October 28, 2009 11:01:35 PM Share The OEM disks are exactly the same as the retail disks with 3 exceptions: 1. No support from Microsoft. Telephone support incidents are included in the price of a retail disk. 2. OEM copies are purchased in either 32 or 64 bit flavors. With retail, both 32 and 64 bit disks come in the same box. 3. OEM licenses must remain with the first PC they are installed on. Retail copies can be moved from PC to PC, so long as they are never installed on more than one PC at a time. You do not have to register anything with Microsoft. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How do i install a EVGA gt 640 to my pc that has GTS 240 OEM ? Forum Install windows oem Forum Can I use a Windows 7 OEM copy after the initial install ? Forum Windows 7 OEM Clean Install Forum OEM Windows 7 install before GPU installed? Forum Can I install Windows 7 Pro OEM on a Dual Partitioned WIndows 8 PC? Forum Windows 7 OEM Clean Install without OPK?? Forum How to install windows 7 home premium OEM Forum Windows 7 OEM install and recovery. Forum Can you uninstall an oem version of windows and install your own purch Forum Can I install Windows 7 OEM on an SSD later on? Forum Windows 7 oem install instructions Forum W7Pro Oem Clean Install System Shutdown Forum Vista 32-bit install OEM Win7 64-Bit Forum Using my OEM 32 bit key to install a 64 bit win 7 instead. Forum Can I clean install windows 7 OEM ? Forum Can I install Windows 7 OEM on a mobo that already has Vista OEM on it Forum OEM Disk Won't Accept Product Key Clean Install (Home Basic/Business) Forum Window 7 ultimate hp product key Forum Windows 7 install both 32 64 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !