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    Windows 7 OEM Question

    Hey guys, I'm needing a OS for my computer I'm going to build. I'm not sure if this is the right section but here goes. Does the OEM make any difference to a private user? Does it come with a CD?

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    Yeah you can stick with OEM just fine:

    OEM versions of Windows 7 are identical to Full License Retail versions except for the following:

    - OEM versions do not offer any free Microsoft direct support from Microsoft support personnel

    - OEM licenses are tied to the very first computer you install and activate it on

    - OEM versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard

    - OEM versions cannot be used to directly upgrade from an older Windows operating system
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    Alright thanks a lot.

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