Activation woes doing my head in...

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  1. Posts : 19,384
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
       #11

    Yep, that's why the OEM is cheaper than a retail one.
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  2. Posts : 21,482
    Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
       #12

    Golden said:
    Yep, that's why the OEM is cheaper than a retail one.

    That, and the fact that OEM licenses get no support from MS (retail licenses get 90 days free support from date of first activation - and must normally be activated before support is given)
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Oh well. I've ordered a retail copy and it'll arrive before the trial period expires anyway. Thank you everyone for your help. I've learnt quite a lot from this.
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  4. Posts : 11,840
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
       #14

    Oscar said:
    Oh well. I've ordered a retail copy and it'll arrive before the trial period expires anyway. Thank you everyone for your help. I've learnt quite a lot from this.
    Good show!
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #15

    The good thing that has come from this is I've thrown in some better hardware bits with no fear of 7 wanting activation ASAP because of any further hardware changes beyond the motherboard I replaced. Yay for Core 2 Quad!
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  6. Posts : 21,482
    Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
       #16

    Any excuse, huh? :)
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