(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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Swapping Windows 8.1 OEM with 8.1 Pro

I have 2 PCs, an old one with Windows 8.1 Pro (its key paid for), and a new one with Windows 8.1 OEM installed with key. I'd like to swap them over. Can it be done simply? How?
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Custom PC driver installation

So I'm getting into selling custom computers running Windows 8.1. I want to have necessary drivers installed before the user boots into Windows for first setup (so after everything is installed and ...
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Reinstall Windows 7: OEM or Standard?

A friend has asked me to repair his Toshiba laptop after a virus crashed it. I've managed to do a clean re-install using the built in recovery partition, but the newly installed Windows is running ...
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Reinstall Samsung OEM Windows 8, No Recovery Partiton or Disk

I have a recently purchased samsung NP540U3C that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Windows stopped working and the recovery partition doesnt work anymore. I used RWeverything to find the Windows ...
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Moving the Windows 7 Pro OEM image to computer with the same hardware

We bought 8 clean computers (even without HDD) with the same hardware and bought eight Windows 7 Pro OEM disks. Now I prepare one Win7 installation without activation but with all required programs, ...
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Can I use the same OEM windows 7 key on two computers in my house

Will I be able to, and what is the worst that can happen to my laptop with the original OEM key. Will Microsoft invalid my key on both computers or not. And my brother did this for the other computer ...
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Installing Windows 8 from DVD (or USB) - Toshiba

I would like to do a clean install of Windows 8. I do not want to use the OEM stuff or do a Windows recovery. I have burned the ISO to a USB drive and when I boot, hit f12, and select USB I get ...
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How often can I re-use Windows 7 Professional OEM

I currently am setting up a computer for a relative. I want to re-use his old computer if possible, but I am not sure how well it will perform with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. I plan to buy Windows ...
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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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Remotely discover if Windows is OEM or Volume license

Previous tech did not document installs and now we are left with the question: Which machines have OEM or Volume license on them? Many of the machines have OEM keys available but were installed ...
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Will a win 8 OEM on a win 7 OEM

When I bought my hardware it was shipped with Windows 7 Professional. After a while I got an offer to upgrade and purchase a Windows 8 OEM license. Now comes the question, is it possible to use this ...
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OEM Office 2010 without media - how to reinstall?

I have recently purchased a new office desktop PC from Dell with OEM version of Windows 7 Pro and Office 2010 Pro. One of the reasons I always use Dell is that they always supply installation media ...
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Keep OEM MS Office after reinstalling Windows 7

I have a HP G62-355DX Laptop that came with Windows 7 and Office 2007 pre-installed. I'm planning to reformat the HDD to fix slowdown and other various issues that have begun to crop up, but I'm not ...
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Windows 8 OEM: How to do a fresh install onto a smaller drive [duplicate]

I want to upgrade the 500GB HDD that came with my Dell Laptop to a 120GB SSD. Windows 8 came pre-loaded (OEM, no sticker). Here's what I've tried so far: Attempt #1: Create a restore disk using the ...
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Buying a Windows 7 product key

I have installed Windows 7 more times than I can count. Most of the time I have either had an OEM disk or downloaded from digitalriver and had a product key laying around or on the back of the PC I ...
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Windows (ALL) OEM activation

Looking for solid confirmation on how Windows(XP,Vista,7,8) OEM can be reinstalled/activated Windows XP (Home/Professional) OEM(SLP) (Dell, HP etc.) Using GRTMHOEM_EN.iso (Generic Home OEM) ...
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Windows 8 OEM Reinstalling

I know this question is a repetition but I didn't find any solution of my problem from any of the previous questions. Recently I formatted my Laptop HDD and now I want to re install windows 8 I've a ...
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OEM Product Key from Product ID?

I re-installed my Windows 7 installation and I am being asked for the Product Key. But alas, stupid me, I had jotted down the Product ID and not the actual Product Key. Unfortunately, I lost the ...
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How to reinstall OEM Windows 98 SE on an old Toshiba desktop?

I'm trying to install Windows 98 SE on an old Toshiba desktop PC and it's not going well. Toshiba stopped producing desktops around the year 2000. This model is from around 1999/2000, and it's called ...
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Does Windows 8 OEM comes with Japanese support?

I would like to buy a laptop with Windows 8 OEM, and use is to read and write Japanese. Adding most languages is as easy as adding their input modes. However, in previous versions of windows (XP and ...
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OEM version of Windows 7 for a small company network

I'm a web developer but I've been asked by a client (a real estate agency) to purchase and install Windows 7 on 3 of his machines. I was wondering if it's OK to install an OEM License and Media for ...
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no OEM certificate found in windows 8

i want to clean install win 8 on my new lenovo, i have heard that OEM key is stored in the bios and is automatically applied on a clean install. so i decided to save the OEM CERTIFICATE using a ...
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How can I create a System Repair Disc, System Image of my current system for Windows Vista Home Basic (OEM)?

I only have the Recovery Disk, that if used, brings back my laptop to its factory default, it just re-install Vista to the factory default. When I bought this few years ago, Windows Vista is already ...
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Cant Install Windows 8 OEM

I have a Dell 23" Windows 8 touch Inspiron computer. It came pre-loaded with Windows 8 but not activated. I have a OEM product Key and Disc and Genuine sticker label. When I try to enter the key into ...
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Win7 VM on top of native Win7, both using OEM SLP key

I was wondering if it's possible to install Win7 in VM, using the same OEM SLP key as the native Win7 on which I would like to install it. Since I do a lot of Windows development and tinkering about, ...
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Recovery from Windows 8.1 RTM back to OEM Windows 8

I've just bought a Lenovo ThinkPad and it came preinstalled with Windows 7 but had Windows 8 Pro license. I just used the Operating System Recovery Disk Windows 8 Pro DVD to install/recover OEM ...
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Why is my hard drive already partitioned? ASUS ESSENTIO Windows 8

I recently bought the aforementioned PC. I have a C drive and a Data drive. Why is this? Also, when I look in disk management, the HDD is partitioned into five partitions: C drive, Data drive, 800mb ...
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Windows 7 OEM disk missing i386 directory - DriverPacks BASE

I'm trying to use DriverPacks BASE 10.06 to slipstream my Windows 7 Ultimate OEM cd, but when I use the standard "disk" option, it says I need to locate a valid source, the i386 folder. Apparently, ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 on a Windows 8 based system with embedded key

I'm a computer technician and we started selling few Windows 8 machine. We saw the new COA label does not show the key and after reading a little bit online, realized those systems came with the key ...
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DriverPacks BASE 10.06 won't find my Windows disk location [duplicate]

I'm trying to slipstream my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit disk with DriverPacks, using DP BASE. I get to the beginning, where it says "select a valit location" of my platform. I check the "Disc" checkbox ...
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OEM software / Windows Server advice

I need to set up a laptop as a server and I understand that I need a Windows Server OS to enable more than one simultaneous VPN connection. Correct? If so, would Windows Small Business Server do the ...
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Windows OEM Licencing - Are “No OS” Computers OK?

I'm planning to buy a new PC, and I'm considering a PC with no shipped OS because I'm undecided if I'll install Windows 7 or Linux - I'm not paying the Microsoft Tax unless I have to. As far as I ...
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No COA provided with OEM version of Windows 7 that I purchased. What to do?

I bought a sealed copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit to install on a computer I am building. When I opened the package there was no Certificate of Authenticity (COA) or activation code. Is this ...
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What are inexpensive options for repairing unbootable Windows Vista after losing disk?

My desktop computer running Windows Vista has stopped booting. Even in safe mode, it loads a bunch of drivers, then reboots. I would assume the OEM Vista disk would be able to repair this, but I ...
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Possible to add “conflicting” Drivers to Windows 7 Installer?

Is it possible (and smart) to include all bunch of diffrent drivers to a Windows 7 installer so Windows could theoretically install all needed drivers during the Windows installation? Meaning can I ...
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Can I use a Retail DVD media with an OEM key to install Windows Vista?

I got a Fujitsu computer with OEM license key and Windows Vista. I would like to reinstall Windows on it. But I didn't get any Windows media with it. However, I do poses more than just one DVD ...
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Customizing Microsoft Office 2013 OEM Preinstallation

I am trying to preinstall OEM Microsoft Office 2013 Professional on an embedded Win7 image. This is the type of Office where the user can try it for roughly one week and then must purchase a license ...
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How to Boot from CD on an Aptio BIOS?

I have an Laptop with an Aptio-BIOS and OEM Windows 8. My Harddrive is defect but warranty expired. So I bought a new Harddrive, built it in and now I´m trying to install Windows 8 from an original ...
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Do Windows Installation ISOs only work with certain Keys [duplicate]

If I have a retail license key for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 will it work with a OEM ISO based disk or vice versa? Or are all Windows versions the same?
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Do Office 2013 OEMs allow for x64 installations?

Basically what the title says. At my company we order new computers with MS Office OEM pre-installations. As far as I know, there is no option during the installation to select the x64 version of any ...
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How to restore deleted OEM partition that is “still there”?

I made the mistake of deleting Windows 8 OEM Recovery partition instead of just making it inactive. I used diskpart: select partition n delete partition Now I see the unassigned space in the Disk ...
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Data partition is now OEM after factory reinstall

My laptop is a Dell inspiron with Windows 8. HDD is 1 TB, with 3 OEM partitions, + the C:. I split it into C: and D:. Fine. After a reinstall of Windows 8, using Dell recovery tool, I can't see the ...
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Install Windows 8 on Windows 7 OEM laptop

I have got a SAMSUNG laptop contains Windows 7 OEM. I have got Windows 8 DVD and would like to know if I can do fresh/clean install of Windows 8 on my laptop ? That way Windows 7 will be completely ...
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Bought Windows 8 OEM, how to reinstall fresh? [closed]

With Windows 7 my PC had a product key on the back. I was able to go to DigitalRiver and download the ISO. My PC did not have a product key listed but I was able to use BelArc to get it. I tried ...
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How to remove the windows 7 bootloader from my OEM partition?

I have a laptop with an OEM partition containing the files for a recovery of Windows XP. In the past I've used this OEM partition by setting it active and let the computer boot it. It would ...
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Clean install Windows 8 on OEM windows 8 laptop [duplicate]

Long story short, my Ubuntu partition and my Windows 8 partition had a fight, and they both lost. I have a computer booting nothing at the moment. So I'm trying to figure out how to get a ...
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How to troubleshoot laggy Lenovo L520?

I have an 18-month old Lenovo L520 (model 7859). It is extremely laggy in Windows 7, sometimes lagging up to 10 seconds before responding to a click or keystroke. (There are times when it will go ...
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Skipping serial prompt installing custom unattended Windows Seven DVD and getting OEM key instead

I'm currently doing my first custom unattended Windows Seven DVD creation. I used WAIK with a retail Windows Seven DVD and created a "AutoUnattend.xml" file thanks to WSIM. Aiming to have a ...
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MDT deployment of Dell OEM Windows XP Pro stumped by NTLMv2 requirement

We're working on a deployment system that uses iPXE to boot a LiteTouch PE image created by Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010, which then deploys Windows XP or Windows 7 to the clients. No ...
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Does upgrading a Windows 7 OEM licence to Windows 8 remove the OEM restrictions?

I have Windows 7 OEM version installed on my PC at the moment and I want to upgrade my motherboard, CPU and graphics card, but I've been told that an OEM version of Windows will not boot if I change ...