Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Re: Win 7 OEM System Builder

05 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Re: Win 7 OEM System Builder

OK, so I see decent deals for Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder out there...

When installing this, can I use any Win 7 install disc and use the COA for activation?

OR, is there something special about the "System Builder" part where you have to use that particular disc?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64

You don't have to use that particular disc, you can use a downloaded ISO or other similar disc as long as it's not one branded by an OEM (Dell, Etc.)

Same version retail should even work, it's the product key that defines what type of install it is.

Those system builder licenses are tied to the first machine they are installed on so you can't swap it to a different computer later if you change your mind.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP


Yes I also saw Tiger Direct has Win7 Pro OEM for $135, and Home Premium for $89.

I'd use the latest official installer which is provided in the Clean Reinstall tutorial in my signature pic below, which also compiles everything that works best to get and keep a perfect install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 64bit

OK, thanks guys!

That's what I was thinking, but it's always good to swing by the Win 7 board to make sure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Re: Win 7 OEM System Builder

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
OEM System Builder Licensing Question
I just bought a Windows 7 Ultimate OEM system builder pack to install on a rig I am building. The authorized distribution and acceptance info indicates that as a system builder I accept the limitation that the system will be sold to a third party. I'm concerned that if I am building this for...
Installation & Setup
MS Win 7 OEM System Builder Version
My system builder pack warnings refer to a "fully assembled computer system." I bought it to install on a new system C: drive, but I need to add two data drivers (D: and E:) later. Is that going to be a problem?
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 pro OEM System Builder - What is this?
What is OEM? Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack: Software I saw this on amazon. Does this lock into motherboard? and the retail version does not? I can barely afford this, let alone the almost twice-as-much retail is this? How...
General Discussion
Windows 7 System Builder Question
Hello all, I am thinking of building a new computer and installing Windows 7 Professional. If I were to build it, I'd probably purchase the System Builder Version. Would I be able to still take and install images with that version? Is that version okay? Thanks in advance for your help!
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:06.
Twitter Facebook Google+