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Update Windows 7 OEM to non-OEM program?


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#1 vdotmatrix

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:07 AM

I inadvertantntly installed an OEM version of Windows-7- 64 professional in order to boot it up occaisionally in BOOT CAMP in Mountain Lion.

THE QUESTION: Can I use an UPDATE version to change the OEM flavor of this OS to a NON-OEM flavor.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:58 AM

OEM defines the version and responsibilities for O/S or system support. OEM versions of Windows differ from other versions in termss of licensing agreements covering the user rights, as specified by Microsoft in the EULA.

I guess that I have to ask...why you would want to try to change such?

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:20 AM

OEM defines the version and responsibilities for O/S or system support. OEM versions of Windows differ from other versions in termss of licensing agreements covering the user rights, as specified by Microsoft in the EULA.

I guess that I have to ask...why you would want to try to change such?

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Hey Louis.. SO what happens if I have to re-install an OEM version somewhere else? or just re-install.

I have an XP-pro disk that I run a few cant live without windows titles on virtual box and I run this on both laptop and desktop .....I installed the OEM version on my MAC MINI, then on the mac book pro and then again to BOOTCAMP on the mac mini.....

well, windows 7 will now only work on the original instal....and simple wont on MBP or BOOT CAMP on the mac mini.

what is the solution?

thank you in advance...

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:19 AM

OEM ties motherboard to that product key.

Retail versions don't care about motherboard they use.

If you going to re-install OEM the same motherboard configurations have to be present at the time of re installation. You can't re install OS with newer motherboard because its tied to that under OEM

Under extreme cases you are able to breach the contract to replace the same components if they are damage, non-repairable or sightly newer model number.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:26 AM

OEM ties motherboard to that product key.

Retail versions don't care about motherboard they use.

If you going to re-install OEM the same motherboard configurations have to be present at the time of re installation. You can't re install OS with newer motherboard because its tied to that under OEM

Under extreme cases you are able to breach the contract to replace the same components if they are damage, non-repairable or sightly newer model number.


Wow!

Bottom line, I can't install this OEM disk on twice on the same computer like I have NOW. I have win-7 in OSx 10.8.2 but then I also installed it in BOOT CAMP but later, maybe a month, I started to get these windows saying I may not have a genuine copy of the WIN-7 os.....

So is this what is happening?------wins-7 called home ( like adobe products) and said it lived at 2 places??


thanks for taking the time to respond !

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:36 AM

Hello,

I am assuming you have the following
Mac osx 10.8.2 dual booting with Boot Camp with Windows 7 Home

If you get a computer from Best Buy and they install OEM disc Windows 7

You can only use that disc on that computer. You can Re install Windows 7 on that computer because it has the same motherboard/drivers.

However you can't put Windows on another computer because the key is locked to that motherboard
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You have to activate windows once installed You can't have two activations with a single product key.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:41 AM

Hello,

I am assuming you have the following
Mac osx 10.8.2 dual booting with Boot Camp with Windows 7 Home

If you get a computer from Best Buy and they install OEM disc Windows 7

You can only use that disc on that computer. You can Re install Windows 7 on that computer because it has the same motherboard/drivers.

However you can't put Windows on another computer because the key is locked to that motherboard
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You have to activate windows once installed You can't have two activations with a single product key.


OKAY makes sense....Except win-7 works on VM box inside of 10.8.2 but I get the hate window in BOOTCAMP that I may not have a genuine win-7 copy and to contact my SYSOP if I continue to get this message---so I contact you instaed!!! LOL

Thanks for your help




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