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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
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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