Windows 7 OEM question

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  1. Seth Buzzard

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    I know OEM disks are meant for people building a new system but if I order a copy from Amazon or Newegg to put on an existing computer am I going to run into any problems?
     
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    From my experience with oem software and hardware, it should be no problem. The only real thing you are missing with oem is the packaging and added extras of retail boxed items.

    Eg an oem video card just comes in a brown cardboard box and might include only the driver cd. Retail comes in a fancy box with nice graphics, and has 3 free games as well as other software like dvd ripping software, etc...
     
  3. Seth Buzzard

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    Considering the price difference I think I'm going to go for it. I want to put it on my Macbook and Bootcamp that sucker.
     
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    Its the exact same as a retail package, no issues what so ever.
     
  5. Razorclaw

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    Like others said, it's the same thing, you just miss on the adjointed documents and instructions, meant for newbs and lame-men.
     
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    Should be no issues, especially on a Mac.
     
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    oem means you dont get access to ms support, i had this issue years back with an oem copy of media center.
     
  8. McBradders

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    OEM OS's usually log your system components again and use that as validation when re-installing. Being a Mac dude you should be fine.
     
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    yeh running it through bootcamp no issues. i've been using an oem copy of xp home for about 4 years with no issues.
     
  10. Seth Buzzard

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    Ok good.
     

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