New build and Windows Vista oem? Tags: Windows Vista OEM New Build Last response: October 23, 2012 3:28 PM in Windows Vista Share krysti98 October 14, 2012 12:16:51 PM Hi im building a new build. And i have to buy new windows since my old pc had oem (HP Pavilion) My question is can i buy a OEM License and use it on my new build? P.S i was trying to find an answer but i couldnt Thank you More about : build windows vista oem SR-71 Blackbird October 14, 2012 1:40:36 PM Buy windows 7 oem from newegg for your new build. < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OEM versions of Windows 7 are identical to Full License Retail versions except for the following: - OEM versions do not offer any free Microsoft direct support from Microsoft support personnel - OEM licenses are tied to the very first computer you install and activate it on - OEM versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard - OEM versions cannot be used to directly upgrade from an older Windows operating system Microsoft.com ^ krysti98 October 15, 2012 7:11:11 PM Alright thank you for your answer i really appreciate it ! it solves all my problems Related resources OEM Vista ---> Windows 7 Upgrade ---> New Build ? - Forum VISTA OEM or Windows 7 RC for New Build ? - Forum How is this possible w/ Windows Vista OEM ??? - Forum Vista oem with windows 7 oem , or retail - Forum OEM Vista , New Hard Drive, Can I? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer SR-71 Blackbird October 15, 2012 7:12:01 PM Your welcome thanks for joining the forum! krysti98 October 16, 2012 7:41:41 PM i have another question actually do Windows Vista oem and Windows 7 oem are the same because i heard that you have to buy oem with a piece of equipment like a motherboard to run it, is that true? SR-71 Blackbird October 16, 2012 9:42:36 PM Buy from newegg!No you don't need to purchase hardware with it. krysti98 October 17, 2012 5:53:16 PM i live in ireland we dont have newegg ^^ windows 7 oem here is about 120 euro which is bit expensive im trying to find stuff on ebay but a lot of them sell oem licenses with some piece of hardwere SR-71 Blackbird October 17, 2012 9:46:37 PM ebay < majority is counterfeit krysti98 October 21, 2012 8:47:07 PM I get ya... Soryy for being annoying but i have one more question.. sorry again http://www.ebay.ie/itm/WINDOWS-7-HOME-PREMIUM-64-BIT-OE... Could i use this in ireland/uk? SR-71 Blackbird October 21, 2012 9:55:02 PM I never buy Microsoft Software on ebay.Look at the sellers feedback real good if you do. krysti98 October 22, 2012 3:07:03 PM My question is can i activate US windows in uk/ireland? SR-71 Blackbird October 22, 2012 3:43:38 PM Not online but phone activation may work. krysti98 October 23, 2012 3:28:03 PM Alright thats all thanks alot Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New Comp, Will the old OEM windows work? Forum Vista 32-bit install OEM Win7 64-Bit Forum Windows 7 49.99 Pre-order, or ~120ish OEM for new build ? Forum *ATTN: Difference between Vista OEM and Retail License* Forum Windows xp oem upgraded to windows 8 retail Forum Vista Ultimate Retail, or OEM Version Forum I chose Vista Ultimate 64 bit OEM , is that a good thing? Forum Vista OEM for System Builders Forum Windows 8 Pro OEM or Windows 7 Pro OEM Forum Problem installing Vista Premium ( OEM ) Forum What's the difference between OEM and retail version of windows 7? Forum [Solved] Vista busness 32 product key free Forum [Solved] Vista Business Client Installs Network Printer, but doesn't list it Forum Windows hardware configuration Forum How to remove acer user profile box vista Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !