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Buying windows 7 - What is the "branded" version?

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August 12, 2010 4:27:24 AM

I'm looking at this "branded" version of Windows 7 64-bit home for $75.
It's for a new computer I'm building.

http://www.softwaresupplygroup.com/microsoft-windows-7-...

GFC 00599 is the normal product number for the $99 version. This one is GFC 00599-brd

The website selling it is not that clear in the video. Maybe I'm just not understanding something correctly.

I can't seem to find much about branding and what I do find may not apply to this.
Is this just a version with optional HP logos and things like that?

The bigger question is will it work on a computer I'm building and also not ad it up.

Anyone seen this before? It's new to me.

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August 12, 2010 5:20:03 AM

I have no idea what that is, but the safest way is to buy a genuine Microsoft pack from a trusted dealer like Newegg. This is not something worth taking a risk on.
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August 12, 2010 12:05:00 PM

Be carefull this software may only work with HP hardware and could be an up grade to boot..
If the deal is too good to be true, then it's not a good deal.
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August 12, 2010 4:43:01 PM

Yeah, that's what I figured. I agree that it questionable, but softwaresupplyguy is a highly rated seller. I sent them an email lastnight asking and I have yet to get a reply.
I ordered it for $92 from superbiiz anyway.
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August 12, 2010 4:50:59 PM

Odd site, they seem to be legit though, they prices for the OEM versions seem inline what a system builder would pay. The only thing is that those versions should not be sold to regular end-users, so it's a bit shady. They do have some full products as well, for example Office 2003 full is over $300 which is about the right price for that.
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August 12, 2010 8:44:57 PM

I got this in an email back from them.

"The branded ones will work on any system. The 2nd cd in the set is full install media, the 1st cd is an upgrade so use just the 2nd cd.

David"
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August 13, 2010 1:09:52 AM

Best answer selected by promoth.
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