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Windows 7: Vista/Seven OEM confusion?

31 Oct 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


These are the DVD contents, and I notice that on the Microsoft product sticker it is called:

Win Vista HmPrm - Win 7 HmPrm UPG Fulfill

Sounds to me like a "retail OEM"....would you agree?


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Good morning, Golden.

Initially, I would have said yes, but now I'm uncertain.

HMPM obviously means Home Premium and UPG Fill means Upgrade Fulfillment, which if you remember was all the rage when Vista was first released to the market.

People buying new XP computers at that time were being offered a free upgrade to Vista due to its imminent release.

Best to wait for the experts' opinion, I think.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2011   #13


My impression from working with Upgrade kits and discussion here earlier is that these disks are retail OEM. This is based on the fact that to be factory OEM they'd use SLP method of mass activation which is another scheme altogether. However changing to OEM-COA key is often done when clean reinstalling OEM-SLP so it could be some hybrid OEM-SLP>COA.

Further suggesting it isn't Upgrade version, I was able to repeatedly wipe the HD to clean reinstall without having to do the registry workaround needed to activate Upgrade version.

Upgrade kits were reported to be used on other makes/models by some. The only thing I've not confirmed is if they locked to first mobo per retail OEM because I'm not interested in using one anywhere else.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

02 Nov 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Thanks for the input guys.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You're welcome, Golden.

I hope we were able clear up any misconceptions you may have had.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2011   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Yep. I'm all good thanks all the bases covered.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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