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Which files within a win 7 cd report info about exact license type

As described in title I'm looking for a way to know which type of license come with a Win7 (Pro SP1) CD: Retail, OEM and so on... But I'm interested in understanding which files contained in ...
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Installing Windows 8 to another computer with an OEM product Key

Questions come up after reading the article about the new method Microsoft uses to License windows 8 computers. Let say I bought a Brand new laptop with windows 8 preloaded. Not like the old way, ...
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Where to get Windows Retail CDs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)? How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? So I am starting a position as a contractor for an ...
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Can Windows-7 Home Premium 32bit retail full install be used with a Window-7 Home Premium 32bit Upgrade license key?

Can Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit retail full install be used with Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit Upgrade license key? I bought a Windows-7 32 or 64bit Home Premium Upgrade DVD (upgrade from Vista). I ...
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Can I activate Windows XP Pro installed from Retail (or VL) media with OEM key?

I have Windows XP Professional OEM key on the sticker on the computer, but I don't have a OEM media to perform reinstall. I could obtain (it doesn't matter how) an installation ISO images from MSDN ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate - simultaneous use

If I have a retail copy of Windows 7 Ultimate (which comes with both 32- and 64-bit variants in the same pack, can I use the 32-bit version on one machine and the 64-bit version on another machine at ...