OEM versus RETAIL: what's the difference?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by frac82, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. frac82

    frac82 MDL Junior Member

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    hello everybody! what's the difference between an OEM and a Retail version? which one is usually installed by factory on laptops? bye, thanx.
     
  2. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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  3. frac82

    frac82 MDL Junior Member

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    thanx. so, to keep using the serial key behind my laptop (after SLICing) which one should I torrent: retail nor OEM?
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    You should try to get OEM also if you are referring to XP it does not use SLIC activation it uses SLP 1.0 you need manufacturer SLP srting in DMI area in bios + oembios files and OEM:SLP key to pre-activate. The serial on your laptop will not be OEM:SLP but OEM:NONE SLP if you use that you need to call M$ to activate.
     
  5. frac82

    frac82 MDL Junior Member

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    do you think i can ask a mod here in this forum for that SLP?
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    First thing to do is download burn to cd and boot from OEMBIOS tool then download matching oembios files.