What should i expect if i buy one of those cheap oem licence of w10 in amazon at 20

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  1. userwords

    userwords MDL Novice

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    Ive seen many of them are selling, ppl say in reviews, which i dont know if they are to be trusted, those are volume licences sold at 20 to 30 a pop. So you get a theoretically valid oem licence in your mail. But is that all true or poo.
     
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  3. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    What should you expect? to get scrooooed.
     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    You made this thread, you already know
     
  5. BrianCohen

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    if it looks too good to be true then it probably is. if it smells like :poop: and looks like :poop: then it probably is a :poop:
     
  6. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    Microsoft i doubt really care, as long as you are using there product. They accept probably this goes on.

    So, although ms probably do not like it, they prefer you to be using there product over others, and that you updated.
     
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    Stimpy88 MDL Member

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    Retail is the version you want if you regularly upgrade your computer.

    If your hardware virtually never changes, or your using a laptop, the OEM version is cheaper, and the one to go for.
     
  9. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Since win 2.0 I have yet to see an user who bought a full retail licence.

    Theoretically OEM versions can't be sold sepearately, but MS Italy confirmed me that a bundle with a storage product able to boot a PC is sufficient to stay legit.

    Hence a floppy drive or a 4GB pendrive are enough.

    Translated in plain words that means "as long as you pay something to us, we are fine with you"
     
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  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Officially MSFT didn't approve selling OEM systembuilder DVD's without attaching it to a real sold pc, but some time ago they didn't bother anymore and now we can by Home for @appr. 100-130 euro's (western europe) in main (online) pc-stores.
     
  11. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    As I wrote (practically) that's simply not true.

    I have written communications with MS stating what I wrote above, that's not a my personal idea.
     
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  12. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    At least Amazon would stand behind what they sell unlike some other overnight companies.:D
     
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  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #14 Enthousiast, Jul 11, 2016
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    Sorry, you being an italian you know everything about everyting on the whole european continent.

    In my country it is what it is.....
     
  14. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    What the hell has to do a written communication with MS with being Italian?

    Do you really don't have anything of intelligent to add other than a vaguely racist sentence?
     
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  15. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Before you go all wild at me.

    First: italian is not a race
    Second: In germany are other rules, in italy are other rules and in holland it's what i said.

    Nothing more nothing less....

    The post on which you reacted said nothing weird or untrue, you MUST reply on everything and it mostly isn't helpfull what you post....
     
  16. T-S

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    #17 T-S, Jul 11, 2016
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  18. ancestor(v)

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    Back to topic, no more flaming, enough reported posts... do you know why Windows 10 sucks? Because of threads such as this where people go berserk over each other. Back to topic now.
     
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  19. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Windows 10 doesn't need any thread to suck. It can do it perfectly on its own.
     
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