retail vs oem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by david007, May 21, 2010.

  1. david007

    david007 MDL Novice

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    So i plan to make a fresh install of windows 7 but i am confused over which version to choose from, oem or retail? Which one is easier to crack? I have a desktop pc with biostart motherboard. Are those pre cracked versions any good? thanks
     
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    #2 timesurfer, May 21, 2010
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    No use only this http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/7126-The-Official-Windows-7-Repository

    Basically the only diff between OEM and Retail is the way their activated

    Then either Daz loader, or ODIN to activate

    or use InfiniteRearm4 or Windows 7 Rearm Forever 2.0 to run in trial mode for unlimited time.

    Enjoy
     
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  3. -IamLittle-

    -IamLittle- MDL Novice

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    is it an official iso? why it contains many versions?
     
  4. MasterDisaster

    MasterDisaster MDL Expert

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    It installs only Ultimate unless you remove the ei.cfg file.
     
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  5. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    All windows 7 DVD's contain all versions. You just have to set the eicfg.file to whatever version you want or delete it to have choice of all versions at install. The RTM in the "repo" is the final release to manufacturers. So it is essentially Retail.
     
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  6. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    The only true OEM edition is the Pre-Activated(Not Pirated) editions from OEM manufactures. Essentially all copies that are not pre-activated are Retail editions but the retail has all the activation channels integrated into it.
     
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