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W7?
« on: December 20, 2010, 02:02:12 PM »
http://shopping.yahoo.com/7418.....FlYq.lCMYu

Where should I purchase from W7 32 bit Ult........all look the same but the prices are different.........starting from 120 bucks all the way up?
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Re: W7?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 02:10:31 PM »
"Sorry, the page you requested was not found" ???
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Re: W7?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 02:19:11 PM »
"Sorry, the page you requested was not found" ???

Same result here...!!
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Re: W7?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 06:00:23 AM »
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I do not know most of those companies on that Yahoo page but I do know that TigerDirect is a trustworthy company and their prices are just as good. See item numbers 13 & 17 at the link below.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?page=2&Nav=|c:306|&Sort=4&Recs=10

Or, item number 21 at the link below for Ultimate :

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?page=3&Nav=|c:306|&Sort=4&Recs=10


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Re: W7?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 05:38:13 PM »
Thanks CharleyO for the posted links.

1. What should I go for Retail OR OEM?

2. W7 Pro OR W7 Ult 32 bit?

3. Some sites on the link sell OEM for 120 bucks....some catch?

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Merry X-Mas in advance.

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Re: W7?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010, 11:53:23 PM »
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Hi Doc,

The big difference in the 2 types is that the OEM version will most likely come without a fancy box and almost no documentation while with the Retail version you will get the fancy box, the extra documentation along with installation instructions, and other product information slips, etc. With the OEM version, it will most likely come in a paper & plastic sleeve along with the registration key on the sleeve and that will be about it.

So, if you have experience with installing a Windows OS before, I would say go with the OEM and save a little money. Otherwise, get the Retail version.

As to Pro or Ult versions, it all depends on what you want to do and whether or not you need all the "bells & whistles" or not. Read the chart that is on both the Pro & Ult pages and you will see there is very little difference. You will have to decide if you need the extras for about $40 more.


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Re: W7?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 12:29:32 AM »
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer, so you are normally only meant to purchase this with a system or a major hardware update, e.g. Hard Disk or Motherboard, etc.

The big difference being you get zero support from Microsoft, as it isn't a retail product where They provide support. With OEM if you are experiencing problems with W7 they are the ones you are meant to go to for support. Some of those selling OEM versions haven't the slight idea on supporting the W7 OS, so you have to exercise care where you purchase.

That is why there are in some cases big differences between OEM and Retail prices.
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Re: W7?
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2010, 03:30:49 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2010, 04:10:10 AM »
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Re: W7?
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010, 10:51:08 AM »
it's not just that, Windows OEM licenses, as opposed to retail versions, aren't transferable over another computer.. officially... yeah I heard a few times that a phone call to MS solved the problem (for instance in a case where hardware suddenly broke quickly after you acquired the OEM).
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Re: W7?
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2010, 05:41:32 PM »
What are your views about this............

http://bmem.net/microsoftwindows7ultimate32bitfullversionoemdell.aspx

Since I have Dell notebook.
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Re: W7?
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2010, 05:51:37 PM »
@ Yezinki: doesn't matter where you get it from, as long and it's from a well known retailer. Be careful with that because many obscure sites actually will sell you pirated OEM copies. Also, if you got a recent laptop, why not buy a 64 bit version? your CPU can handle that so...
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Re: W7?
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2010, 07:50:52 PM »
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Re: W7?
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2010, 09:19:57 PM »
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6420860&Sku=L23-0084

Thanks again for your kind assistance.
I recommend:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213932

You can look for it in your language though.
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