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Windows 7 OEM Disc Confusion

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January 23, 2012 6:25:23 PM

Short story - Trying to buy version of Windows 7 to put on new built computer {doesn't have Windows on it so can't upgrade obviously}. On Amazon, people have the Dell Windows 7 Re-installation DVD for sale advertising that it will work with any brand or non-brand computer, even though the disc clearly state on the label that they're only for Dell computers and I was under the impression that the disc only worked with certain hardware anyhow.

The point is that I have one of these disc available, for free, just in a different state; if i get it sent to me will it work or should i just fork out the cash and buy the Windows 7 64Bit Professional full version from Tigerdirect that's on sale today for $109.99?
January 23, 2012 6:37:52 PM

I only saw a $119 version of Win 7 Pro and it's OEM, clearly 1 license, on Tigerdirect. Did I miss something? If you can get a full version of W7 Pro for $109, get it!
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January 23, 2012 6:41:34 PM

Yeah oops that's my bad I hadn't looked at Tigerdirect since earlier today, you are correct DelroyMonjo, that's the deal I was talking about. So what's the difference b/w that OEM and the Dell reinstallation DVD that people claim to load windows 7 onto any computer?
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January 23, 2012 6:46:22 PM

the reinstallation is to put back a system but you need to have one before doing this so go tiger for a full one
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January 23, 2012 6:51:21 PM

Alright, what's the difference b/w OEM and System Builder (Full)
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January 23, 2012 7:07:16 PM

i dont see anything about 'System Builder' discs there
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January 23, 2012 7:11:36 PM

system builder refer to oem disc
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January 23, 2012 7:16:17 PM

scout_03 said:
system builder refer to oem disc

yeah haha i just figured that out a sec, sorry about that
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January 23, 2012 7:17:04 PM

hitechgowthaman said:
Buy retail ,dont buy oem

You pay the difference and i'll buy retail instead of OEM ;) 
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January 23, 2012 7:19:54 PM

you wont regret making a good choice
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January 23, 2012 8:03:30 PM

brockstar113 said:
Yeah oops that's my bad I hadn't looked at Tigerdirect since earlier today, you are correct DelroyMonjo, that's the deal I was talking about. So what's the difference b/w that OEM and the Dell reinstallation DVD that people claim to load windows 7 onto any computer?


Hi :) 

The difference is that the Dell DVD is ILLEGAL...

All the best Brett :) 
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