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dooglo
11-09-2009, 10:56 AM
Question?

Can anyone purchace, and use a Microsoft OEM System Builder License?
Instead of building a system for someone (customer), and do it for your self?
Reason why I ask is because NewEgg has Win 7 System Bulder OS's for cheaper than regular. Why can't I purchase that if I wanted and build a new system for myslef and install OS?

Curious,

D.

Spectre
11-09-2009, 11:30 AM
Yes

davidhammock200
11-09-2009, 12:32 PM
Question?

Can anyone purchace, and use a Microsoft OEM System Builder License?
Instead of building a system for someone (customer), and do it for your self?
Reason why I ask is because NewEgg has Win 7 System Bulder OS's for cheaper than regular. Why can't I purchase that if I wanted and build a new system for myslef and install OS?

Curious,

D.As long as you also buy some computer parts on the same order newegg doesn't care.

dooglo
11-09-2009, 09:58 PM
Hey thanks guys.

So, if I buy hardware on same sales order, newegg doesn't care, but what about MS?

Smirnoff
11-10-2009, 06:17 AM
At least here in Norway, OEM licenses are on sale for the regular Joes just the same as retail ones. There are more restrictions on OEMs though compared to retail. Apparently you can't use the license again on a new computer, you have to buy a new license if you swap your hardware out.

zagood
11-20-2009, 03:51 PM
Very good information here:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=1514&page=2&tag=col1;post-1514

And here:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=1561&tag=col1;post-1514

Summary - Legally, as of Windows 7, this violates the EULA. In practice, MS doesn't care, and their own representatives say "it's ok."