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Windows 7: Activation woes doing my head in...

17 Oct 2013   #11
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Yep, that's why the OEM is cheaper than a retail one.


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17 Oct 2013   #12
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Yep, that's why the OEM is cheaper than a retail one.

That, and the fact that OEM licenses get no support from MS (retail licenses get 90 days free support from date of first activation - and must normally be activated before support is given)
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18 Oct 2013   #13
Oscar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh well. I've ordered a retail copy and it'll arrive before the trial period expires anyway. Thank you everyone for your help. I've learnt quite a lot from this.
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18 Oct 2013   #14
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
Oh well. I've ordered a retail copy and it'll arrive before the trial period expires anyway. Thank you everyone for your help. I've learnt quite a lot from this.
Good show!
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18 Oct 2013   #15
Oscar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The good thing that has come from this is I've thrown in some better hardware bits with no fear of 7 wanting activation ASAP because of any further hardware changes beyond the motherboard I replaced. Yay for Core 2 Quad!
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19 Oct 2013   #16
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Any excuse, huh?
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