Buying Windows 7 OEM!

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  1. KiwiDave

    KiwiDave MDL Novice

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    I have noticed that anybody can buy Windows 7 OEM on websites such as cheap-oem-software.us,where you can buy and download Win 7 Ultimate for $120 (US).Are these sites trustworthy? Does anybody know about these sites?:confused:
     
  2. mcw

    mcw MDL Novice

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    Wow, all those sites look completely fake... I wouldn't trust them at all. If you are concerned, contact Microsoft.

    Cost at distribution for Microsoft software:
    Windows 7 Ultimate OEM - GLC-00736 = ~$200
    Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade Retail - GLC-00184 = ~$200
    Windows 7 Ultimate Full Retail - GLC-00182 = ~$300

    Make your own decision...
     
  3. Klownicle

    Klownicle MDL Member

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    Can't you just buy the oem stuff from newegg? It allows you to add to your cart without even building a pc....
     
  4. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    I would not buy anything online unless you know absolutely for sure that the site is a real shop site and not a scam site. I know mcafee siteadvisor tells you if you go to a scam shop site. You have to remember that for things like windows 7 that most likely legit online stores will sell it for around the same prise as Microsoft, maybe a little bit cheaper for competition but you must remember that if it looks too good to be true, most likely it is to good to be true and is a scam. If you find anything like windows 7 for like half the normal prise most likely it is a fake or a pirated copy so be careful guys. ;)
     
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  5. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    The send you a free jumper or used IDE cable as a qualifying piece of hardware.
     
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  6. curriegrad2004

    curriegrad2004 MDL Novice

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    Fake.

    Only Microsoft themselves sell a digital version of Windows 7.
     
  7. NiHiLisT

    NiHiLisT MDL Member

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    bought my Ultimate OEM SB version for about € 140 . Cheaper then Vista Ultimate at it's release.
     
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  8. harise

    harise MDL Novice

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    Here in germany you can buy OEM (System Builder) Versions everywhere. Due to a Federal Court ruling Microsoft is forced to sell these to regular Users too.
    You get a Full Version at a lower price than an Upgrade. The only things missing are the colourful Packaging an the two Support-Phone-Calls.
     
  9. unity

    unity MDL Novice

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    How can it be in Germany?!!
    The Domain was registered in Russia.

    Billing Contact Organization: n/a
    Billing Contact Address1: Kalinina d. 139
    Billing Contact City: Semikarakorsk
    Billing Contact State/Province: Rostovskaya oblast
    Billing Contact Postal Code: 346630
    Billing Contact Country: Russian Federation
    Billing Contact Country Code: RU
    Billing Contact Phone Number: +911.8644194
     
  10. harise

    harise MDL Novice

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    I didn't say this domain is in Germany. All I wanted to say was that it could be perfectly legal (and normal) to buy and own a OEM version, which in fact can be a digital version. But I don't know anything about russian or us laws
     
  11. fres

    fres MDL Novice

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    If you buy an OEM version:

    1. Can you change hardware after you have activated and accepted by WGA?

    2. Is it possible if you have bought a 32bit licence and than switch later to 64bit, using the same OEM key?
     
  12. KiwiDave

    KiwiDave MDL Novice

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    For anybody that has doubts about the product keys available on ebay, I just purhased a key for Win 7 Ultimate for $47 US,I thought it was worth a gamble and it paid off,it validated! I used the key on the Win 7 Universal......
     
  13. poi2

    poi2 MDL Novice

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    It would be interesting if you can use one of the key checking tools to see if it's truly "Retail" across the board or if it's indicated as MSDN channel.

    If it's someone misusing an MSDN / Technet account, you still have decent odds of it eventually getting blacklisted and shut off.

    I still have plenty of doubts about those eBay keys. Just because you got it validated for now means little.
     
  14. KiwiDave

    KiwiDave MDL Novice

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    I've just checked with Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool and it reports that validation is genuine and product id type is 5 - Retail.
     
  15. frwil

    frwil MDL Addicted

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    #18 frwil, Nov 22, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
    MSDN keys are Retail key type, but with different eula type, which pidcheckers don't show, but you can do it manually by looking for Activation Configuration ID or PartNumber.. Here's the list (from pkeyconfig.xrm-ms) for all PID ranges of MSDN keys:

    Windows 7 Ultimate Retail
    ActConfigId {a0cde89c-3304-4157-b61c-c8ad785d1fad}
    PartNumber X15-39004
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 65000000
    End 73249999

    Windows 7 Ultimate N Retail
    ActConfigId {dca01e19-01f5-4ce1-98b1-35fb7a323806}
    PartNumber X15-39006
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 76000000
    End 86999999

    Windows 7 Professional Retail
    ActConfigId {770bc271-8dc1-467d-b574-73cbacbeccd1}
    PartNumber X15-39009
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 220000000
    End 228249999

    Windows 7 Professional N Retail
    ActConfigId {c63f22b5-fdaf-4488-aeac-cc19411d0243}
    PartNumber X15-39011
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 165000000
    End 175999999

    Windows 7 Home Premium Retail
    ActConfigId {3b965dfc-31d9-4903-886f-873a0382776c}
    PartNumber X15-39013
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 231000000
    End 240249999

    Windows 7 Home Premium N Retail
    ActConfigId {b68cc682-9531-4b6c-bb5e-202c92a59946}
    PartNumber X15-39015
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 134000000
    End 144999999

    Windows 7 Home Basic Retail
    ActConfigId {6c7afc31-950c-4fa8-93ee-3e880aa97e5d}
    PartNumber X15-39017
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 112000000
    End 120249999

    Windows 7 Home Basic N Retail
    ActConfigId {ca400347-52d3-45a2-a333-f7d4c33b6af5}
    PartNumber X15-39019
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 123000000
    End 133999999

    Windows 7 Professional Retail
    ActConfigId {e838d943-63ed-4a0b-9fb1-47152908acc9}
    PartNumber X15-39021
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 838000000
    End 842124999

    Windows 7 Professional N Retail
    ActConfigId {0bdb55f8-df23-41e9-bd76-a3b9cc40d7ca}
    PartNumber X15-39023
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 823000000
    End 823274999

    Windows 7 Home Basic Retail
    ActConfigId {b1184982-a958-4643-8e66-445fa0f92832}
    PartNumber X15-39025
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 925000000
    End 926628570

    Windows 7 Ultimate E Retail
    ActConfigId {18aa7613-98ff-4820-9b69-1f69105ebba8}
    PartNumber X15-89121
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 73250000
    End 75999999

    Windows 7 Professional E Retail
    ActConfigId {78c95341-4f01-4e52-808a-e2f90fc56f71}
    PartNumber X15-89123
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 228250000
    End 230999999

    Windows 7 HomePremium E Retail
    ActConfigId {903e621f-f23c-4ba0-b8de-40c3affff57d}
    PartNumber X15-89124
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 240250000
    End 242999999

    Windows 7 HomeBasic E Retail
    ActConfigId {88e1193d-e891-41c4-b517-3a305a013695}
    PartNumber X15-89125
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 120250000
    End 122999999

    Windows 7 Professional E Retail
    ActConfigId {36c9cf6d-4b2b-4311-8552-e36d8c601781}
    PartNumber X15-89126
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 842125000
    End 843499999

    Win 7 Home Server Standard (of course if it'll ever be released)
    ActConfigId {13d1b96c-1375-43a4-99e7-7e7fefe21f53}
    PartNumber X14-18918
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 477000000
    End 477999999

    Win 7 Home Server Premium (the same comment)
    ActConfigId {26186aee-5833-4d48-b59d-a1a29c8cbc2d}
    PartNumber X14-18917
    EulaType MSDN
    Start 355000000
    End 355999999
     
  16. Pliskin

    Pliskin MDL Member

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