Retail and OEM ISOs , are they basically the same?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by xcluded, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. xcluded

    xcluded MDL Novice

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    question as per topic , are they?
    E.g if i installed a retail copy , can i use a oem key to activate the windows?
    Likewise , if i installed a oem copy , can i use retail key to activate?

    thanks
     
  2. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    it depends on the nature of your crack, but from what i understand, its just the .cfg files that differ.

    Use a retail iso, mod your slic bios, use the right cert and key and you are laughing.
     
  3. gastro

    gastro MDL Member

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    What are you trying to do?
     
  4. vietlapine

    vietlapine MDL Novice

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    In terms of files, there are very minor differences but they both work the same way.

    If you want to go BIOS mod, then either works.
     
  5. JFMuggs

    JFMuggs MDL Member

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    There's only ONE file different:

    ei.cfg

    And it's only used to specify the Express Install of a particular version of Windows 7 (i.e. Home Premium, Ultimate, etc.). It can be deleted to allow setup to prompt for the desired version.

    Therefore, there is NO difference between Retail and OEM.