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Windows 7: System Builder version of Windows 7

22 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
System Builder version of Windows 7

I just bought a system builder full version of Win 7 on Ebay. Does any one know if there are any differences than the regular one?


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22 Aug 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
I just bought a system builder full version of Win 7 on Ebay. Does any one know if there are any differences than the regular one?

System builder???? from ebay??? Do you mean an OEM version?
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22 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

The media itself is no different then a retail version. What is different is the license. It is tied to the hardware you install it on. You cannot transfer the installation to a new computer.
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22 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The system builder version is the OEM version. Technically, end-users are not supposed to use this version for their own computer...but it will work and activate.

Technically, you have to sell the computer that you build with an OEM copy of the software. Also, any problems have to be supported by you (the reseller), rather than calling Microsoft.
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22 Aug 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Case1, welcome to Seven Forums!





If it is an OEM, it can never be moved to another PC as it's forever tied to the first motherboard it's installed to.
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22 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
I just bought a system builder full version of Win 7 on Ebay. Does any one know if there are any differences than the regular one?

System builder???? from ebay??? Do you mean an OEM version?
Yes the OEM version
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22 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for all the replies. Will it work just as well as the regular version?
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22 Aug 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Thanks for all the replies. Will it work just as well as the regular version?




Yes it will.
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22 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Thanks for all the replies. Will it work just as well as the regular version?




Yes it will.
Thanks Bare Foot Kid! I notice you have Win 7 Ultimate. Is it faster than Home Premium or just more features?
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22 Aug 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Thanks for all the replies. Will it work just as well as the regular version?




Yes it will.
Thanks Bare Foot Kid! I notice you have Win 7 Ultimate. Is it faster than Home Premium or just more features?


Mainly just more features; have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

Compare Windows 7 Editions
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 System Builder version of Windows 7




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