Windows 7 OEM/Retail Question

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  1. fubag

    fubag MDL Novice

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    #1 fubag, Aug 10, 2009
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    Hi,

    I was wondering if I could download a Windows 7 Professional VL OEM dvd iso, and then use my MSDNAA key. I don't know if the MSDNAA key is retail, oem, or what.

    Could someone please help me.

    Thanks!

    *The reason I ask is because my University will be making the download available on the 15th of August, and my download speed sucks at home, so I thought about downloading it at work with higher speeds in advance*
     
  2. Lenmaer

    Lenmaer MDL Addicted

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    Should work, but the best is to try yourself.
     
  3. bcl

    bcl MDL Novice

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    MSDNAA keys are retail and would not work on oem
     
  4. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    The only difference between Retail and a so-called OEM version is the Ei.cfg which changes the EULA to oem instead of the default (retail).
    All other files are identical.
     
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  5. fubag

    fubag MDL Novice

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    so it should hypothetically still work? or will I have to change something in the iso, ei.cg file?
     
  6. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    As far as the difference is only with the EULA text file - it should work without issues (even probably without changing the earlier mentioned cfg file).
    However to be 100% sure - you can confirm by yourself :)
     
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