there is no such thing as pirated file's. license's are pirated, file's aren't, they are legal to download and use(well, that is what i was told, and read on multiple forums). they were distributed by Microsoft, once, and passed on to other site's.
anyway, if OEM license's won't work for retail, then i guess that is the problem... never imagined that OEM file's were different from retail
thanks, i will try to find OEM file's