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Windows 7: OEM vs Retail--How to tell?


27 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
OEM vs Retail--How to tell?

I purchased Windows Home premium (not identified as OEM, supposed to be a retail version) from an on-line company. They sent a Product Activation Code and a link to Digital River to download the .ISO.

I used a disk from an install on another computer and entered the PAC. Everything is fine. However when I go to Computer | Properties this is the Product ID: 00359-OEM-8683046-Etc.

I am wondering if I have been sold an OEM code when it should have been retail.

How can I tell if I have an OEM PAC?

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27 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Following the instructions provided here and posting the results in this thread should allow us to conclusively inform you whether you have a retail or OEM license.
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27 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Code:
 
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-9JTW8-6MHM8-VKHP2
Windows Product Key Hash: MubREmC7F9otuPiEEarO+12RdWY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8683046-*****
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {5AF591D1-456E-422C-A26D-7FF49A32F57C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_ldr.100211-1706
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3
Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed
File Scan Data-->
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{5AF591D1-456E-422C-A26D-7FF49A32F57C}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-VKHP2</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8683046-21929</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2610167072-2984209079-3457627777</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>ASUS</Manufacturer><Model>All Series</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>0802</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20131203000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>2EB83607018400F4</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Mountain Standard Time(GMT-07:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  
Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002
Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385
Name: Windows(R) 7, HomePremium edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_NSLP channel
Activation ID: 9ab82e0c-ffc9-4107-baa1-c65a8bd3ccc3
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00359-00172-830-421929-02-1033-7600.0000-0582014
Installation ID: 015113689992068043118832206665590910906290488514215746
Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
Partial Product Key: VKHP2
License Status: Initial grace period
Time remaining: 43020 minute(s) (29 day(s))
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 2/27/2014 5:43:55 PM
Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: N/A
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: N/A
ActiveX: Not Registered - 0x80040154
Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80040154
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: KgAAAAEAAQABAAEAAAABAAAAAQABAAEA6GHab1Zg2rLMyEp0kB6j0sj2
OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A
OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
Windows marker version: N/A
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
BIOS Information: 
  ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
  APIC   ALASKA  A M I
  FACP   ALASKA  A M I
  HPET   ALASKA  A M I
  MCFG   ALASKA  A M I
  FPDT   ALASKA  A M I
  SSDT   PmRef  Cpu0Ist
  SSDT   PmRef  Cpu0Ist
  SSDT   PmRef  Cpu0Ist
  SSDT   PmRef  Cpu0Ist
  BGRT   ALASKA  A M I
Sure looks like it is OEM.
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27 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Indeed, it does look like your Windows license is an OEM as signified by Windows License Type: OEM System Builder stated in that report you provided.

If you did in fact purchase a Windows license clearly advertised as a retail license, I strongly suggest that you contact the merchant you purchased this license from and demand a refund as what you have is most definitively an OEM license.
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27 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Retail will never have the letters OEM in the product ID like yours does.

How much did you pay ? OEM is much cheaper then Retail.
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27 Feb 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OEM going price is $99.
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27 Feb 2014   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Interesting that you put your product key in,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jambe
I used a disk from an install on another computer and entered the PAC.
But this shows in the report,

Code:
License Status: Initial grace period
I have only seen that when a product key wasn't entered.

What was this other disc you mentioned?
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27 Feb 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Really, is windows activated yet ?
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27 Feb 2014   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

No, Windows has not been activated but the PAC was entered during the install. That is not unusual. You have 30 days to go online to register.
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27 Feb 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

We know that
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