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Stupid OEM simple question

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October 12, 2012 1:22:59 AM

I'm ordering OEM W7, don't want retail, don't care about retail. Idk alot about OEM, but, here's my question. Can I put it on my 128 Gb ssd drive? and if so, how? sorry, bit of a nub here. thanks.

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October 12, 2012 1:27:28 AM

Booneford said:
I'm ordering OEM W7, don't want retail, don't care about retail. Idk alot about OEM, but, here's my question. Can I put it on my 128 Gb ssd drive? and if so, how? sorry, bit of a nub here. thanks. sorry if this isnt in the right section.

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October 12, 2012 1:47:31 AM

Hi :) 

Yes and as normal..an SSD is just a hard drive...

All the best Brett :) 
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October 12, 2012 1:56:37 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Yes and as normal..an SSD is just a hard drive...

All the best Brett :) 

Ik, but this is my first build, and OEM can only be installed once i think
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October 12, 2012 1:58:01 AM

OEM(Windows) is locked to your motherboard. All other parts can be swapped without any legal issues.

OEM for parts just means it comes with no fancy package(just an antistatic bag or unmarked box in many cases).
Retail comes with the package and most times cables. With SSD's some come with a transfer kit(USB -> SATA.) others do not.
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October 12, 2012 2:10:21 AM

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 12, 2012 2:30:38 AM

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October 12, 2012 2:31:44 AM

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