Windows 7 Retail or OEM?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Sptz, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Sptz

    Sptz MDL Novice

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    I've been reading a lot in this forum but decided to register today since I have a simple question that I couldn't gather an answer just from reading without asking.

    What is the "safest" Windows 7 version to download and the most keen on working with a loader? OEM or Retail? I have a custom built PC, no laptops or anything.

    Just this simple question,

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers!
     
  2. el6

    el6 MDL Novice

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  3. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Good luck finding an OEM version, they will likely be altered to seem OEM. The RTM is the best one currently. If you can find an upload of the signature DVD it will likely be the most current.I think you will see no difference in the lot....

    I know of no "Official" OEM DVDs out currently...:cool:
     
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  4. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    He probably means the OEM and Retail 'versions' of the RTM.

    Short Answer: No Difference.

    If you delete the ei.cfg from the sources folder then you have the same thing in both cases...
     
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  5. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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    Here are the genuine untouched RETAIL (RTM) versions of Windows 7.

    http://www.mydigitallife.net/2009/07/25/download-32-bit-64-bit-windows-7-rtm-build-7600-16385-original-untouched-msdntechnet-leaked-retail-dvd-iso/

    And here are the genuine untouched OEM versions of Windows 7.

    http://www.mydigitallife.net/2009/07/29/windows-7-ultimate-final-rtm-oem-x86-and-x64-english-original-dvd-iso-bt-torrent-download/

    No difference what-so-ever. The OEM isos were released by MS to give OEM builders a helping hand in customizing their discs. That's all. I personally didn't see any differences between them.
     
  6. Sptz

    Sptz MDL Novice

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    Yeah, I was talking about the RTM, which I downloaded from the sticky thread through a direct link. Speaking of which there is no virtual differences between the retail version that is in stores with the rtm retail right? It's basically the same but just in a package and with a legit activation right?
     
  7. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

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    RTM = Retail = OEM = No Difference

    they all r capable of reading slics..
     
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  8. robalm

    robalm MDL Senior Member

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    If you use Retail you don t have to use a loader to activate, just type a retail key and use the tele activation ^^
     
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  9. ripee

    ripee MDL Junior Member

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    You wouldn't have to use a loader but you'd have to pay for the retail key... I'm just saying...
     
  10. tuvi123

    tuvi123 MDL Addicted

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    OEM and RETAIL "versions" have the same files, it does not mattter which one you downloaded, you can change from OEM to RETAIL by changing the channel in ei.cfg file and vice versa.
    the main "differences" are the EULA, price, packaging, and service, but it does not matter if you download it (if you plan to buy, go with OEM because it's cheaper than RETAIL)