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Windows 8 for a new build.

I have read someplace that there are 2 way to purchase windows 8. One way comes with Microsoft suppport and the other does not.
If I do not get microsoft support I wont be able to update windows 8 at least this is what I think. I dont mind going to other sites for updates individualy but
want to get ms updates for bugs, fixes and security. could someone help explain this to me.
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416550 < System builders license = limited support and all windows software updates

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/cat/categoryID.61721000 < Full Support and all windows software updates

    Both can now be transferred to a new machine if it dies or is no longer in use

    License agreement for the transfer of a Windows 8 license
    http://personaluselicense.windows.com/en-US/default.aspx
  2. tomvtx1300c said:

    If I do not get microsoft support I wont be able to update windows 8 at least this is what I think. I dont mind going to other sites for updates individualy but
    want to get ms updates for bugs, fixes and security. could someone help explain this to me.


    As SR-71 points out, the OEM version provides "limited support".

    This does NOT mean that you won't be able to get bug-fixes, security updates and the like for a properly licensed copy of Windows 8, OEM or otherwise.

    It DOES mean that Microsoft does not want to hear from you should you happen to encounter a configuration issue. They expect you to go to the people/company that you purchased your OEM box from for any support of that type. So, if you purchased a copy of the OEM software from Newegg, Amazon, etc... then YOU are the person you go to for support as YOU are the OEM builder. If you aren't comfortable with that scenario, then you would probably be more at ease purchasing the "non-OEM" version of Windows 8.
  3. when I go to the ms link I get 2 choices for windows 8 pro


    one choice is
    To install Windows 8 Pro upgrade, customers must be running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.


    the other choice I see is
    If you would like to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro, click here.
    the other choice is

    unless I some how made a mistake
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416550

    You will need to get the OEM version , it is the only full version right now.Microsoft never released a full retail , only upgrade.
  5. Or, you can buy the non-OEM upgrade version at Newegg. This will give you full support from Microsoft should you need it. http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemNumber=N82E16832416562
  6. That's still an upgrade^ he wants full for a new build which is OEM.
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  9. Buy the OEM 64 bit full , it's the only full option for a new build.
  10. thank you
  11. Your welcome.
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