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December 19, 2012 9:00:22 AM

I am building a computer for myself and a friend so i need two copies of Win 7. In NZ, the retail is slightly dearer than two copies of OEM. Im pretty sure that retail can be used 3 times? Which option should i get?

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December 19, 2012 9:11:27 AM

What are the prices there? I would get whichever is cheaper. 2 OEMs or 1 Retail.

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December 19, 2012 9:30:53 AM
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camohanna said:
I am building a computer for myself and a friend so i need two copies of Win 7. In NZ, the retail is slightly dearer than two copies of OEM. Im pretty sure that retail can be used 3 times? Which option should i get?

the retail can be used on different rigs but only one rig at a time the oems are linked to a motherboard so another words you replace it your windows is invalid. unless your a serial upgrader just get 2 oems, end of the day you need to keys
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December 19, 2012 9:35:16 AM

2 OEM would be about $15 Cheaper
December 19, 2012 9:40:23 AM

jasont78 said:
the retail can be used on different rigs but only one rig at a time the oems are linked to a motherboard so another words you replace it your windows is invalid. unless your a serial upgrader just get 2 oems, end of the day you need to keys


Ok thanks, i heard somewhere that you could use the retail for 3 pc's
December 19, 2012 9:41:04 AM

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December 19, 2012 10:56:20 AM

camohanna said:
Ok thanks, i heard somewhere that you could use the retail for 3 pc's

There was a family pack with 3 retail licenses.
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