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Can you use a Windows 7 Retail disc w/ a OEM license?

Basically i want to know if i can get a copy of Windows 7 and install it and later use an OEM license? The reason i want to this is to be able to use windows before i get my OEM because i don't like Linux too much..

(If you saw my last post i am sorry. My friend told me i could use his disc.)
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    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 ^
  2. So it SHOULD work then? :D
  3. You will have 30 days to activate.
  4. Okay thanks Area :)
  5. Best answer selected by isandy.
  6. No problem.Glad to assist!
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