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Old 05-01-2008, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What does it mean when it says Windows Vista Home Premium for System Builders?

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - Operating Systems

Does that mean its a legal copy of Windows that can be re-installed multiple times or is it a one time deal?
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YEs it is a legit copy. It is a OEM version. Just a fancy way to say it.
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All OEM means is you can't go running to MS for support if you mess up. but who needs MS technical support when you got Tech Forums.
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no, who needs tech support when they have me.



and the other several hundred qualified users on tech forums.
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chris ftw!
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chris ftw!
do you mean chris chadwick? I have helped him several times. Tech-support is over rated from microsoft. YOU usually end up back here anyways . :P
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What happens if the software itself is faulty? Like if you put the dvd in, but it doesn't read.
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The odds of that happening are less likely than you winning the lotto. But if it does happen, you just return it for a new copy. Also, technically...oem software is only for a single computer. If you change motherboards down the line, you'll have to call and get a new activation key. Just say your motherboard burned up and you had to replace it
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I knew the odds of that are very very unlikely. I like to be prepared just in case.

Haha. Thanks for the tip.
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The odds of that happening are less likely than you winning the lotto. But if it does happen, you just return it for a new copy. Also, technically...oem software is only for a single computer. If you change motherboards down the line, you'll have to call and get a new activation key. Just say your motherboard burned up and you had to replace it
Vista OEMis only for 1 PC. XP OEM can be activated on 3 machines.
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