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Windows 7: OEM Version of Win7

21 Oct 2009   #1

OEM Version of Win7

Hi, is it possible to purchase an OEM version of Win7 (much cheaper in AUST) and do a clean install. I am running Vista on an ACER laptop. Are there any restrictions on the disk that would prevent you from doing this?

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21 Oct 2009   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

The primary restriction is that you will get no technical support and it can only be used on one computer. If you buy a new computer you cannout use the OEM on that computer, even if you no longer use the one that had the OEM, originally. Oh yes, it will not arrive in a fancy box.
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21 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

no problem cleanly installing an OEM version. The previous poster covered the restrictions associated with the OEM version.
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21 Oct 2009   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

I got a fancy box with a Vista System Builder (oem ) disk inside.

You probably do with 7 too - you just need to keep it on the same machine.

You can upgrade that machine as much as you like. If windows thinks it's on a new machine after an upgrade - ring MS free activation service line.
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