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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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  1. What are the prices there? I would get whichever is cheaper. 2 OEMs or 1 Retail.
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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
  3. 2 OEM would be about $15 Cheaper
  4. 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
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  6. 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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