This is different wording than I was used to, and it made me start digging. Had they changed the licensing agreement for win 7 OEM to make it friendlier for personal system builders, like the majority of people on this forum?
They state quite clearly here that if you are building a PC for your own personal use and using Win 7, "Full packaged retail product" is needed.
They also say that the system builder version of Win 8 is acceptable.
I don't really think this changes anything. I build and sell computers occasionally and they simply cannot dictate to me which one I get to keep as my own... what if I bought one back, would I have to instantly remove the OS?
However, this may influence some people to buy Win 8 or buy the full win 7. There are certainly other reasons to buy a full copy that may be worth the extra $70 to many.
Proximon - Windows 7 OEM license has always state that the OS is for systems intended for resale. I've always looked at it as these are computers that I just have not been able to sell. And yes, Windows 8 is much more lenient.
thats kind of lame, but the price difference between oem windows and retail full is quite large. and not worth it, like people actually want microsoft support please, try one day calling in its really bad, mostly over seas sales agents and tech support nothing homegrown from the good old usa.