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Windows 7: OEM Home Premium

26 Dec 2009   #1
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
OEM Home Premium

I recently purchased the OEM System Builder Pack of Windows 7 Home Premium from CompUSA. How many computers can I install the Windows 7 on with the OEM System Builder Pack?


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26 Dec 2009   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

If it is a standard OEM pack then only one system at a time, it would be transferable to another system at a later date but should only be active on 1 system at a time if it is a single license pack you purchased
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26 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolioG View Post
I recently purchased the OEM System Builder Pack of Windows 7 Home Premium from CompUSA. How many computers can I install the Windows 7 on with the OEM System Builder Pack?
One computer, per key. Once it is one the computer it cannot go on another.
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26 Dec 2009   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

So it cannot be transfered at a later date ie new box or hardware failure
or is this the retail version only
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26 Dec 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
So it cannot be transfered at a later date ie new box or hardware failure
or is this the retail version only
Hi Pauly. OEM means Original Equip Manufacturer. The license is very cheap compared to upgrade or full retail. They are meant to go to people who build and resell. Once on a computer it must stay there. If you bought a computeer with OS installled, it is an OEM version. Hope that I have helped.
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26 Dec 2009   #6
Qdos

 

OEM licenses cannot be transferred to new hardware, once activated.

If you have a motherboard failure then Microsoft may relent if you have to fit another similar board and reactivate, but usually only after a telephone call...

Retail licences can be transferred to new hardware without restriction.
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26 Dec 2009   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolioG View Post
I recently purchased the OEM System Builder Pack of Windows 7 Home Premium from CompUSA. How many computers can I install the Windows 7 on with the OEM System Builder Pack?
Hi

Take a look at this:

A "Must Read" for OEM license users
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