MSDN-Windows 7 starter key is OEM....Why?

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  1. jkh334

    jkh334 MDL Junior Member

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    #1 jkh334, Aug 21, 2009
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    Was just wondering what the difference is in windows 7 starter to make its key on MSDN be OEM? Would it even work on my pc without SLIC? Also windows 7 Enterprise says MAK?
     
  2. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    Because there will not be any Retail Starter Edition. Starter is only for OEMs.
     
  3. jkh334

    jkh334 MDL Junior Member

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    So it probably would not work on my PC even though it is provided key and all since mine doesnt have the newest slic?
     
  4. Yurbuh Tuggly

    Yurbuh Tuggly MDL Member

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    Yes, it will. You are confusing OFFLINE OEM activation with Product Key Online activation. Any PC can use any valid product key regardless of SLIC in BIOS or not.
     
  5. FireSokar

    FireSokar MDL Member

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    my msdn acct has the starter key and it activates mine... its OEMAct not OEMSLP
     
  6. jkh334

    jkh334 MDL Junior Member

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    Ok cool how would you upgrade from ultimate to starter?
     
  7. mcbyte

    mcbyte MDL Junior Member

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    from ultimate to starter is not an upgrade, but downgrade .... and the only way to do it is clean install...

    but why would anyone want to use the starter edition ??
     
  8. jkh334

    jkh334 MDL Junior Member

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    I was just thinking ya could do more with it
     
  9. haley

    haley MDL Novice

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    Starter is a joke, there's no benefit to using it, it's just an extremely limited version so that they can sell it equipped with low cost netbooks without affecting the price of the machine as much
     
  10. jkh334

    jkh334 MDL Junior Member

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    ok yeah I had read it was for notebooks so I thought maybe there was something my laptop would benefit from instead of ultimate like use less memory/battery or whatever. Guess not then. thanx
     
  11. HotCarl

    HotCarl MDL Addicted

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    Yes, Starter is just a crippled version of Windows 7.
     
  12. EclipseSin

    EclipseSin MDL Member

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    netbooks not notebooks...
     
  13. motion55

    motion55 MDL Junior Member

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    If it is OEM only, won't they have to use OEM Activation and SLICs? If so, can it be easily upgraded to higher versions?
     
  14. flasher

    flasher MDL Novice

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    Have you even read page 1 of this thread? the answer is all there! lol
     
  15. urie

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    #15 urie, Aug 22, 2009
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    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/5619
    all the correct info you need.
     
  16. motion55

    motion55 MDL Junior Member

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    #16 motion55, Aug 22, 2009
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    Of course I know how to activate via OEM Activation. Silly people.

    Have you ever seen a Vista starter edition? I bet you haven't. All I have seen don't come with SLICs and offline Activation because they are sold as an option to FreeDos/Linux pre-installed machines.

    If they use SLICs for Windows 7 starter edition then that would be a first. I need someone to confirm they do.
     
  17. oldsir

    oldsir MDL Novice

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    starter key is only for OEM.