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Windows 7: OEM Discs for system techies

27 Jan 2014   #11

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

This is just my understanding:
Greg, whose tutorial I initially referred you to is better than me to comment. However, it is my assumption that you should be able to, and legally, use the COA code along with a retail install disk. With an OEM machine this install will be locked to the PC unlike a retail license which is portable across PCs. Whatever the security process the OS is locked to the OEM hardware and not transferable which is why it's cheaper but still eligible for a clean install. This is the same deal with OEM OS installs on purpose built PCs. You can make some hardware changes such as HDD/SSDs but not the motherboard.

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27 Jan 2014   #12
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The disk for Factory OEM reinstall and Win7 retail quit being different after XP.
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