Microsoft says I've activated my Windows 7 license too many times.

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  1. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #31

    Hi,
    Yep at that price if it is a system builder is what it sells for
    A full retail they were a lot of years ago 200.us buying from microsoft directly.

    But the mag report will say one way or the other pretty easily
    Let us know we might want a phone number... :)
    Might be a catch 22 we'd have to pay for them to install it to get that price for the software.
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  2. Posts : 1,770
    Windows 7 pro
       #32

    You could go for a copy from Newegg for 140 that you know will be good instead of getting screwed again, downside being that it is OEM, however it is your money. If I where you I'd go for newegg and get several copies while they still have them.
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  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #33

    The shop isn't going to install it for me. I told them I have Windows 7 on the computer already and that I didn't want to install it again. Reason is that my MB has USB 3.0 ports on it and Win 7 does not have support for USB 3.0. In order to use them, I had to use the original MS install disk along with the DVD that came with the ASUS MB to make an ISO file and then burn a new install disk. I don't want to bother with doing that again and I told that to the computer shop. They didn't seem to think that there would be a problem with just using the new key to re-activate what I have now. And they claimed that I can move the OS to a new computer if the current one dies or I want to upgrade to something better. But when I go to the shop to pick up the package, I will check it to see if it is OEM.

    Is there any real software difference between a Retail version and the OEM version? I was under the impression that the OS's were the same and everything depended upon the kind of license key that you use for activation.
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  4. Posts : 1,770
    Windows 7 pro
       #34

    The OS is the same. The only difference is how you use the license. You should be able to just change the license unless the licensing service is messed up.
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  5. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #35

    Hi,
    Biggest difference is written on the dvd
    But the outer box on the description bar code if it is a oem it will say so
    Otherwise it won't say much beside which version it is ....
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