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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
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 ^
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October 15, 2012 7:11:11 PM

Alright thank you for your answer i really appreciate it ! it solves all my problems :) 
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October 15, 2012 7:12:01 PM

Your welcome thanks for joining the forum!
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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?
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October 16, 2012 9:42:36 PM

Buy from newegg!No you don't need to purchase hardware with it.
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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
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October 21, 2012 9:55:02 PM

I never buy Microsoft Software on ebay.Look at the sellers feedback real good if you do.
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October 22, 2012 3:07:03 PM

My question is can i activate US windows in uk/ireland?
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October 22, 2012 3:43:38 PM

Not online but phone activation may work.
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October 23, 2012 3:28:03 PM

Alright thats all thanks alot
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