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Windows 7: What does this mean ?

11 Feb 2010   #11
crunch1

xp pro
 
 

Won't be able to exchange for ultimate if opened. Is ulitimate better/and why?


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11 Feb 2010   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crunch1 View Post
Won't be able to exchange for ultimate if opened. Is ulitimate better/and why?
Ultimate has more features that you will most likely never use. Why did you go for Professional? Interesting choice. You also have the option of upgrading to ultimate later on.
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11 Feb 2010   #13
crunch1

xp pro
 
 

Used XP PRO so thought I would stick with 7 PRO. Looked like 7 ULIT. only added Bitlocker and more language
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11 Feb 2010   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crunch1 View Post
Used XP PRO so thought I would stick with 7 PRO. Looked like 7 ULIT. only added Bitlocker and more language
Either way, the choice is yours.
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12 Feb 2010   #15
crunch1

xp pro
 
 

It is another day, are their any other thoughts on this?
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12 Feb 2010   #16
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is an interesting discussion we have going here, although I am amazed that no-one has brought up the point that you should'nt even be allowed to purchase System Builder discs over-the-counter.

And Crunch, if indeed these are valid System Builder discs that you have purchased, I wouldn't be surprised at all if there are NO licenses in that package.

System builder discs are used by manufacturers (Dell, HP, Asus, etc) that sell pre-built computers with Windows pre-loaded. The discs are used by the manufacturers to create master images for the machines they sell, and they then put the license stickers on the back or underside of the computer. They save money this way by requiring only a few master discs, and then all they do is purchase (in bulk) the licenses they require. And if per chance a manufacturer does include a set of discs with their computers, then you will likely notice that even though Windows has been pre-loaded, the discs you get with a pre-built machine are still in sealed packages, and have never been used before. The answer is simple: They used System Buidler discs with a master (or pre-activated) key to load the computer with Windows, then give you a single-key OEM Disc to use for re-load later, if needed.

Legally, the only way that you can be in possesion of System Builder discs is if you are a Microsoft Registered system builder.

My advice to you would be to go back to the store where you purchased the discs, and have them provide to you the proper Windows discs, intended for retail sale. Unless, of course, you ARE a System Builder, and make your day-to-day living building 20-odd computers a day for customers...
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12 Feb 2010   #17
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

DSP Delivery Service Partner

OEI Original Equipment Installation

As far as I can make out, the 3 indicates that you can install the enclosed media on upto 3 systems and activate them using the same key.
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12 Feb 2010   #18
crunch1

xp pro
 
 

I do build sysems,not 20 a day, but it would be nice. This is my first time out on 7 and had some questions? Part of the learning process we all go thru I would guess.
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