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Oem Vs. Retail?

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#1 RyanH15


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Posted 26 July 2007 - 04:10 PM

When I search for Windows XP Pro x64, some listings have"Oem" at the end of their title, and some say "Retail". What does Oem mean, and what is the difference between Oem and Retail?

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:08 PM

OEM- sold to vendors and PC Builders usually comes with some small part (ie: case screws, power connector) ,like student college football tickets. Cheaper but the same thing as other versions.

Retail- Boxed package like you get at BestBuy.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 09:56 PM

An Explanation of OEM, Upgrade, Academic, & Full Versions of Software
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