Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth
There is a lot more to OEM versions then just a key. So no it would work like you expect.
Such as...? Are you referring to all the OEM software/drivers
/etc specific to each machine? That's not what I'm after. I just need a Original Windows 7 DVD that will install with OEM keys for when my customers come into the shop and I need to reload. I knew it was like the Vista DVD media in that its pretty universal, I just happen to only have a 7 Upgrade DVD on hand and wasn't sure if Microsoft tinkered with the Upgrade DVD image so that it wouldn't take OEM keys by default. I will just rip, remove ei.cfg, and re-compile my on-hand 7 Upgrade discs and problem solved. Ideally, I'd have a technet account so I can download these images, but I don't see the point in spending the money for a few CD Images I need each year. Thanks guys.