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Windows 7: In-place upgrade with retail / OEM / OSB / SB versions?

24 Nov 2009   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

There is nothing wrong with that method... Thats how my TechNet subscription works... As to the price, you'll need to search the interwebz and see what the going rate is... Good Luck!


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24 Nov 2009   #12
gregrocker

 

Newegg has full retail Pro on sale for $124 on Black Friday: BLACK FRIDAY DEAL LEAK – Only 1 DAY until our biggest sale of the year begins!

Also $104 Home Premium regular price for OEM Builders & $109 HP upgrade, the best deal if you don't need bitlocker since it is not locked to hardware and can migrate:
Newegg.com - Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows 7, Win 7 Ultimate, Win 7 Pro, Win 7 Premium, Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP, Win 7 Upgrade.
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25 Nov 2009   #13
Drachenstein

Vista Ultimate / soon Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

GOOD NEWS!

After all now it's done - I'm running on Windows 7!

The in-place upgrade using an OEM version did work without problems - although I had a shock after the purchase because it said that only clean installations are possible....

So after backing up a lot, uninstalling things that will (following the Upgrade Advisor) cause problems, waiting and eating my fingernails finally it was a piece of cake. What a luck, I'm so happy!

cheers from Switzerland

Wolfgang
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25 Nov 2009   #14
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Im glad to hear that you have it sorted out!!
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25 Nov 2009   #15
Kari

 

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Im glad to hear that you have it sorted out!!
+1

It is always refreshing to read about positive Seven experience. Have fun!
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25 Nov 2009   #16
Mombodog

XP-Vista-W7
 
 

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You just have to remember an OEM version is tied to the computer and hardware configuration in which it was installed in the first place. If you make hardware changes or later want to install it on another computer, you have to reactivate it by phone
OEM cannot be legally transferred to another PC, or if the original PC has a mobo transplant, you will have to buy another OEM license.

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25 Nov 2009   #17
Drachenstein

Vista Ultimate / soon Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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Im glad to hear that you have it sorted out!!
... only with the help of nice people in forums

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It is always refreshing to read about positive Seven experience. Have fun!
Yeah, Seven is cool. In this moment I just try the hint of a different thread in order to excempt specific progs from the annoying UAC... I seems to work


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You just have to remember an OEM version is tied to the computer and hardware configuration in which it was installed in the first place. If you make hardware changes or later want to install it on another computer, you have to reactivate it by phone
OEM cannot be legally transferred to another PC, or if the original PC has a mobo transplant, you will have to buy another OEM license.

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Thanks for this hints.

You know, there are various aspects and pro's and con's for OEM vs. retail versions, in-place upgrades vs. clean installations, Windows vs. Linux, BMW vs. Honda etc. etc.

I'm aware of all of them, thanks. I suggest in order not to overload this thread to open new threads for these discussions. Thanks!

Cheers

Wolfgang
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25 Nov 2009   #18
gregrocker

 

This thread is already the #2 search result on Google for "in place upgrade with OEM" and will clue others that you cannot do in-place Upgrade with builder's OEM.

Kari's experience with being able to migrate OEM license seems like another example of MS liberalizing the use of Upgrade and now builder's OEM media to effectively be full retail.

Have others been able to migrate their builder's OEM? What excuses does MS accept?
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25 Nov 2009   #19
Kari

 

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You just have to remember an OEM version is tied to the computer and hardware configuration in which it was installed in the first place. If you make hardware changes or later want to install it on another computer, you have to reactivate it by phone
OEM cannot be legally transferred to another PC, or if the original PC has a mobo transplant, you will have to buy another OEM license.

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I've done it. Both ways, Vista Ultimate OEM reinstall and reactivation last January after changing motherboard, and installing Seven Ultimate OEM a couple of weeks ago for my friend to a completely new computer when his old laptop where it was first installed was no longer working after a shortcut.

Microsoft's phone service is excellent, you just have to tell them a good reason why it was necessary. In both of my cases there were no problems and I was given a new key over the phone.

Kari
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25 Nov 2009   #20
Mombodog

XP-Vista-W7
 
 

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I've done it. Both ways, Vista Ultimate OEM reinstall and reactivation last January after changing motherboard, and installing Seven Ultimate OEM a couple of weeks ago for my friend to a completely new computer when his old laptop where it was first installed was no longer working after a shortcut.
I guess that Microsoft can violate thier own EULA if they wish.

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In general, OEM software may not be transferred from one system to another system. However, the computer system can certainly be updated with new components without the requirement of a new software license. The only exception to this is the motherboard 1. If the motherboard is replaced 2, the computer system is deemed "new" and a new license would be required. Other PC components may be upgraded, including a hard drive. Though if the hard drive 3 is replaced/upgraded, the operating system must first be removed from the old hard drive. To restate: the operating system is "married" to the computer system on which it is originally installed.
OEM EULA

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