(Original Equipment Manufacturer) Hardware: The rebranding of equipment and selling it under another name. Software: Software that comes with a piece of hardware (for example a camera) that is supplied by the hardware manufacturer an can usually not be bought separately

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Legal to install an OEM license of Windows 7 in VMWare Fusion?

I have a desktop (HP) and a laptop (MacBook Pro). HP is currently running Vista Ultimate. (It came with Vista Premium; I formatted it and installed Vista Ultimate because I had a license for that on ...
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Will formatting HD and installing my own OS invalidate the warranty on laptops?

I want to purchase a brand new Toshiba or Lenovo laptop with the aim of formatting the hard drive, installing Ubuntu Linux OS and using the Windows OS as a Virtualbox virtual machine. Would doing ...
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Legality of using a burned CD with a legal CD-Key? [closed]

I have a friend that keeps a collection of burned Windows CD's; 2000, XP, Vista which he uses to repair peoples computers with. Now he justifies this by saying he uses the CD-Key on their OEM sticker ...
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Is it worth buying a Windows 7 upgrade package or should I buy a OEM copy?

I have a legal copy of Windows Vista Home Prem 64-bit OEM in German. I am thinking about upgrading to Windows 7. I would like this time to buy an english version (Last time, I got a german by ...
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Can I use a Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit OEM licence to install the 64-Bit version, too? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When installing Windows 7 or Vista, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? I plan to buy a Notebook that ...
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How do I format and reinstall Vista without having the original OEM disc?

I realize this question has been somewhat addressed in the following topics: How to reinstall Vista without the installation disk How do I reset my WinXP installation without having to reinstall the ...
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Buying an OEM Windows for a MacBook

I'm planning to buy a MacBook Pro and I'm going to need to run Windows on it. Is it possible to legally buy an OEM Windows (Vista or 7) for it or so I don't need to pay for the retail version?