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Windows 7: Notebook, better investment than a desktop

17 Nov 2012   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

What's different between regular and OEM?
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17 Nov 2012   #22


OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer. Its what the manufacturer installs.
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17 Nov 2012   #23

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

That doesn't make sense.

If you buy a pc with win8 -and you have downgrade rights.

What does that mean?

It must mean you are entitled to use win7 instead of win8 that came with it.

Why would you need to buy anything else?

You should just need to find the installation media.

You already paid for a win8 license - you don't want that, so you exchange it for win7.
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17 Nov 2012   #24

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Downgrade rights -- which let customers replace a newer version of Windows with an older edition without paying for two copies -- are available only in Windows 8 Pro.
Microsoft to allow Windows 8 downgrade to Windows 7 and even Vista -
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17 Nov 2012   #25
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Here are still some Dell systems with Windows 7 on clearance: Windows 7 Clearance | Dell
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