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Windows 7: System Builders

07 Nov 2009   #1
dooglo

Window 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 
System Builders

Question?
Can anyone purchace, and use a Microsoft OEM System Builder License?
Instead of building a system for someone (customer), and do it for your self?
Reason why I ask is because NewEgg has Win 7 System Bulder OS's for cheaper than regular. Why can't I purchase that if I wanted and build a new system for myslef and install OS?

Curious,

D.


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07 Nov 2009   #2
jdfrye

Win7 RC
 
 

WHats taking you so long?..why havent you already ordered it?
...Yes its fine. and its also the full version not an upgrade. you just cant call MS up to get support..just call yourself.
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07 Nov 2009   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes you can. But you have to be self sufficient as far as support goes - you are your own supporter.

LoL - jdfrye beat me to it.
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07 Nov 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

You can purchase this copy as long as Newegg will sell to you - they may have their own parameters for this sale but nothing in the licence itself would prevent it.

You have to be aware of course that this licence has fairly stringent conditions attached - You cannot move the licence to another machine and you will not receive any support from microsoft
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07 Nov 2009   #5
dooglo

Window 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you guys.
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07 Nov 2009   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The others guys have answered this question. I've purchased OEM copies from NewEgg before and always been happy.
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07 Nov 2009   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

OEM copies FTW, no more jamming your Op system full of BS advertisments trying to sell you stuff like the name brand computers always try to do. Support LOL, thats what this site if for.
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07 Nov 2009   #8
satchmo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Before I upgraded to Windows 7, I was using the OEM version of Vista from Newegg.

And I never had any issue from Newegg or Microsoft. It's perfectly legitimate.
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07 Nov 2009   #9
dooglo

Window 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Some say no MS support. What's that mean, no MS support?
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07 Nov 2009   #10
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

To be honest I would not let the No Microsoft support worry you. Microsoft will supply basic support to owners of retail copies of Windows 7.

In the case of OEM copies this is the responsibility or the system builder - in this case you.

You will still be eligible for the normal use of Microsoft update and other service packs etc.

As for technical support I believe you are already on the best support site for Windows 7 anywhere on the Web - SevenForums
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