OEM vs. Retail? (and some questions)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by axe97, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. axe97

    axe97 MDL Novice

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    What are the differences? Also, i have heard that using 7loader changes it to an OEM version anyways. If this is true, is there a way to active windows and keep it retail?

    Is this windows basically a copy of the final SP1 dvd that will be sold at stores?
    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.ULTIMATE.RTM.WITH.SP1.X64.RETAIL.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT

    And lastly, is there a retail version of enterprise and not OEM? Example:
    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.ENTERPRISE.RTM.WITH.SP1.X64.VOLUME.OEM.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT

    thanks
     
  2. Enigma256

    Enigma256 MDL Senior Member

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    Try searching first before asking a question that has been answered countless times.

    The only difference is in how you interact with Microsoft (price that you pay, level of phone support you get, and whether or not they will allow you to transfer the license). Obviously, this means that, for people who pirate Windows and use it illegally (and it sounds like you might be one of them), there are no differences whatsoever.
     
  3. rpeck15

    rpeck15 MDL Novice

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    Just to reiterate canouna: There is no software difference. Your main difference will be the support you get, and of course, the price ;)
     
  4. sCooBy^

    sCooBy^ MDL Senior Member

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    Retail = more activation :)