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Windows 7: Windows 7 OEM pricing emerges ... some serious discount

28 Sep 2009   #11
Kipper

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alboggs View Post
Hello, I'm new here... and I'm running a 10year old Dell with XP. I'm building a new computer for myself based on a Core I5, and am in the dark about OEM versions of Win7. Were I to install an OEM copy on my new machine would I be able to activate it? Thanks Alboggs.

Install the OEM 7 on the new machine and when you are ready activate it on line; will not be a problem.


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28 Sep 2009   #12
poin2

Windows7
 
 

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you can chose either. im gonna go with pro, and hopefully the key will work for both 32 and 64 bit because i dont know which to go with.
According to who/where? That site is only for Home Premium.
Actually the win741 site offers Professional as well.

You have to click on the thing that asks if your institution requires you to join a domain, and then Professional is available too. They just sort of hide it in case you don't really need it.

And yes, after you submit your email, the link they send you to buy is tied to you personally. It's that specific link they provide in email you don't want to forward on.
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28 Sep 2009   #13
Jacen

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poin2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mn9500 View Post
you can chose either. im gonna go with pro, and hopefully the key will work for both 32 and 64 bit because i dont know which to go with.
According to who/where? That site is only for Home Premium.
Actually the win741 site offers Professional as well.

You have to click on the thing that asks if your institution requires you to join a domain, and then Professional is available too. They just sort of hide it in case you don't really need it.

And yes, after you submit your email, the link they send you to buy is tied to you personally. It's that specific link they provide in email you don't want to forward on.
Order Directly from Microsoft Store and you get the FULL RETAIL VERSION for the same price.

I bought 2 copies of windows pro. With the win741 site you only get the upgrade version and you have to choose which bit (32 or 64) plus it is 13 bucks for the disk.

Read about it in this thread
Full Retail Version of Pro For Students only 29.99
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28 Sep 2009   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Hey Jacen. I saw your thread about this already.
This thread is about the OEM discounts, not a student pricing.

warning   Warning
Do not hijack threads. Please stay on topic.

First and only warning.

~Lordbob

EDIT: That goes for everyone not just Jacen.
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29 Sep 2009   #15
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alboggs View Post
Hello, I'm new here... and I'm running a 10year old Dell with XP. I'm building a new computer for myself based on a Core I5, and am in the dark about OEM versions of Win7. Were I to install an OEM copy on my new machine would I be able to activate it? Thanks Alboggs.
The answer is yes, you can activate it.

The OEM version is spose to be installed on only one computer, like a Dell (OEM), you can re-install it on the same machine and activate it again.
If you change the hard drive you can call MS and get a new activation code.
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14 Oct 2009   #16
raiderkeek7

Win7Pro
 
 

I got my copies from zipzoomfly today a week ahead

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15 Oct 2009   #17
s0me0ne

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 

Do you think they might go lower for OEM prices around Christmas or Thanksgiving? I think I'm gonna snag it up soon, I dont see those low prices lasting very long.
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16 Oct 2009   #18
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Can the OEM be used, if the puter already has Vista installed?
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16 Oct 2009   #19
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Can the OEM be used, if the puter already has Vista installed?
Yes.

~Lordbob
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17 Oct 2009   #20
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Just keep in mind that OEM versions are designed to be installed onto 1 computer and it cannot be moved to another computer at a later time. And with OEM versions, you don't get direct support from Microsoft but rather the system builder...which in the case of a home hobbyist...you would contact yourself for support.
I have never called MS for any support in my 20 years of PC building. Come to think of it, I haven't called any software or hardware company for any support. The only people I have had to call for support was cable company or telephone company for Internet/router/modem issues.
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