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Windows 7: 3 pack of Windows 7 Ultimate OEM

01 Jun 2009   #11
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Cool Guy View Post
Thank you, Nate. But as far as I've seen, I've seen some people installing starter edition on their computers for beta testing.......Windows 7 Starter Edition - Is It Really That Bad?
You can.....basically you need to modify a file in the ISO to unlock the SKU selection.....search for the 7068 thread....it was mentioned in there as that leak was initially a Professional SKU only and would not activate with the Beta Keys.

Once you have modified the ISO you can select any of the SKU's, but you will not be able to activate it so in 30 days you will have to re-install.

If you use the method Nate suggested you will get the feel of a lower spec system...without the drama of having to re-install or getting the nag screen about activation.


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01 Jun 2009   #12
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Once 7 is out oem 3 packs would see a separate product key for each of the 3 separate disks just like any previous version. As for how many systems you can run 7 on?
So Vista had discs for volume licensing right. Thanks Hawk. That's what I need to know.
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01 Jun 2009   #13
zion

Windows 7 Ultimate RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I have the RC on 3 computers. I want to know about RTM. Do OEM volume licences come with discs? or just one disc and many keys?
My understanding is that OEM get one disk, customize it and then mass duplicate based on requirements. The serial key is bought of MS as throw away prices.

I was shocked to learn of the prices from DELL Sales Managers in India.
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01 Jun 2009   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
So Vista had discs for volume licensing right. Thanks Hawk. That's what I need to know.
Here's a look at newegg's own dsclaimer on a 30pk of Vista Ultimate. The licensing applies to system builders seeing each new system included with the disk used for the preinstalled OS on it. You wouldn't take one disk and see a preinstall on 30 machines! That wouldn't go too well there.

"Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings."

You can see that on the product page for the 30pk at Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit 30 Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

Talk about "High Prices"! $5,711.99 and people are fussing over $300 + or - for 7 once out?
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01 Jun 2009   #15
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zion View Post
My understanding is that OEM get one disk, customize it and then mass duplicate based on requirements. The serial key is bought of MS as throw away prices.

I was shocked to learn of the prices from DELL Sales Managers in India.
So....are you able to copy the .ISO? if you want to give your "customers" an install disc of their own? That's the big question. I just cannot find the answer anywhere. Night Hawk claims you get as many discs as licenses but I don't know.....
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01 Jun 2009   #16
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Here's a look at newegg's own dsclaimer on a 30pk of Vista Ultimate. The licensing applies to system builders seeing each new system included with the disk used for the preinstalled OS on it. You wouldn't take one disk and see a preinstall on 30 machines! That wouldn't go too well there.

"Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings."

You can see that on the product page for the 30pk at Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit 30 Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

Talk about "High Prices"! $5,711.99 and people are fussing over $300 + or - for 7 once out?
I have looked at these on Newegg. It does not seem to state how many install discs you would get. I will take your word Hawk. Thanks.
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01 Jun 2009   #17
zion

Windows 7 Ultimate RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
So....are you able to copy the .ISO? if you want to give your "customers" an install disc of their own? That's the big question. I just cannot find the answer anywhere. Night Hawk claims you get as many discs as licenses but I don't know.....
I believe so...

I purchased a laptop recently from DELL with Vista x64 bit. However the sales team screwed up and gave me 32 bit. When I complained, DELL Support took 2 weeks to deliver my X64 bit DVD from Malaysia to India. The CD and CD KEY were shipped separately and during install, I wasn't prompted for a CD KEY and Vista was activated online.

It goes to show, the DVD was custome made for DELL along with the KEY injected.

Hope this helped.
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01 Jun 2009   #18
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I see....thank you zion. I will find out this October or September when RTM is on the shelves.
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01 Jun 2009   #19
zion

Windows 7 Ultimate RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I see....thank you zion. I will find out this October or September when RTM is on the shelves.
Welcome, nate42nd.

In fact, I have a friend who has already pre-ordered his Win 7 copy for USD 20.00. He's was able to get it cheap as he has a friend working in MS and he is allowed 3 copies on discount.
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01 Jun 2009   #20
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

$20...? Are you sure it's not $200? That would be a great deal $20 is nothing. haha

Sweet if true.
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