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Windows 7: Win7 Pro Retail or OEM

03 Feb 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Win7 Pro Retail or OEM

Do I buy the boxed retail version that comes with Microsoft support or the OEM version with no support, I'm not bothered about the price of it just so long as it works, oh yeah, are there any other differences that I should know about between the two.

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03 Feb 2013   #2

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet

Are you comfortable with providing your own support?

Need support, full retail. Don't need support, oem.
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03 Feb 2013   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

The OEM will be permantly tied to the hardware of the first computer it is installed on. The retail can be transferred to a new upgrade hardware computer.
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03 Feb 2013   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Retail every time
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