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(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 and can usually not be bought separately.

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Laptop battery replaced. Does not charge or display any status. Just blinks. Third different brands' battery going. Still no solution

First I need to say that this may be a little confusing text of some parts, because I had to combine different things I recalled, while writing this. Also English is not my primary language, so there ...
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Stop Windows from installing outdated OEM drivers for a specific device

Most answers about how to stop this take a shotgun approach and disable updates to any drivers on the system, which is not good practice. The one that stops drivers from being installed that works ...
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Check what changes retailer made to Windows 11

I'm setting up a couple of new laptops for various purposes. They came with preinstalled Windows 11 Home retail version, not yet setup. After setting it up, I noticed that the retailer (not ...
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HP Pavilion G6 has no "HP_Tools" partition after drive change

So, I had this HP Pavilion G6 from 2011. I recently found it and tried to use it, but the hard disk was broken. I changed it, and installed Windows 10 from USB/ISO downloaded from Microsoft's site. ...
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Lenovo Y50-70: How to totally stop the performance throttling when using a non-OEM lower wattage charger?

I have Lenovo Y50-70 (Core i7-4710HQ), and I have to use these days a non-OEM charger with more than 50% lower wattage (65 Watt) than the original charger (135 Watt). So, are there any more settings ...
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How does one change any of the values in the System Information section on Windows 10/11?

Is it possible to modify any of the values on the System Information window in Windows 10/11? I found some articles about updating the OEM Information from regedit but this seems to have zero impact.
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what happened to my OEM key after windows 10 home upgrade from windows 7 home premium?

I upgrade from windows 7 home premium to windows 10 home, after the upgrade the product id changed and doesn't include OEM in the key anymore. even after running SLMGR /dlv in CMD it brings the ...
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How to put a clean install of Windows 11 on a computer with untrustworthy OEM?

I have a computer that came with Windows 11 installed, but is from a company that has had a reputation for installing backdoors and bloatware in the OS. Is there a legal route I can completely wipe ...
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Can I recover a Windows key after installing Ubuntu?

I'm wondering if, after installing Ubuntu, it would be possible to recover my OEM copy of Windows 11 if something goes wrong with Linux. I am considering installing Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish on my HP ...
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How to install a clean Windows 11 on Laptop that has Windows 10 Pro OEM

My laptop came with Windows 10 Pro OEM Works fine. I got a notification from Microsoft of an upgrade to Windows 11 I did the upgrade and I have Windows 11 I want to format my laptop. Is there a way to ...
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Microsoft Store showing old product license [duplicate]

I had Windows 10 Pro volume license. After the first Windows setup, that license associated the motherboard. When I setup Windows again it is activating automatic. I do not want it. Recently, I found ...
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Why was I able to boot OEM Windows 10 from an SSD which I took from another laptop?

I had an old, broken Asus laptop from 2015 which I kept because I thought of repairing it or selling it for parts some day. The day never came and now I can't be bothered to disassemble it so what I ...
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Install Ubuntu between Windows partitions

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 (which is already there) on my machine. I cleared up the space but it is right before two partitions which are named, OEM partition and Recovery partition ...
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Can I re-activate existing Windows 10 OEM installation by the phone robot? (Moving old SSD to new PC) [duplicate]

I know that OEM licenses cannot be transfered to new Windows installations, but in this case I am moving existing Windows 10 installation with the SSD to a new setup. My Microsoft-account is tied to ...
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How to embed the OEM key in Bios for laptop that do not have factory keys installed

I have tried to edit an MSDN file in ACPI tab with RWEverything program. But failed I have a key that I ordered as an Windows 10 OEM, but when reinstalling Windows it gets lost and I have to re-enter ...
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Why are some non-OEM updates only available from the OEM update software?

Why are some non-OEM updates only available from the OEM update software? I have a Dell computer, I just did a Windows update check, and it says "You're up to date", but then a check with &...
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Are there any spell checkers and thesaurus programs that can be run locally as OEM? [closed]

I don't usually handle such things, but I've recently been tasked to compile a list of possible spell checkers that we can buy as OEM to integrate with our own SaaS analytics programs. The problem is, ...
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Original OS install date is June but software install date in March, How's this possible?

I checked someone's brand new laptop which had an OS install date of June, while some software shows the installation date as March. How's this possible? Folders inside C:/users/<username> also ...
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Restoring OEM windows macrium image to a new different make PC with retail Windows 10 Pro

I have a Dell 8700 PC that ran Windows 10 home 64 bit. The motherboard spontaneously let the smoke out of one of the chips and the PC is now unserviceable. A recent image was made of the Windows ...
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Using OEM key when reinstalling windows [duplicate]

I have a Dell XPS 13 that originally had Windows, but I removed it because I wanted to use Ubuntu. Unfortunately after some time I started having issues with the Wifi (which are a common problem with ...
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Disable use of UEFI OEM Key

I am having a fun issue on some laptops with windows 10, when installing from my image everything works great, windows is activated with the license included, office and all other programs are ...
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How to remove Windows Product Key from BIOS?

I recently installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop. I want to transfer the product key from my old laptop to my new laptop. I tried removing the key from these commands: slmgr /upk slmgr /cpky This ...
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Which SLIC version do I have and is it valid?

I have purchased my laptop in 2011. I have some SLIC ACPI table but IIRC FreeDOS was pre‐installed. I have done hexdump on it. Here is output: 0000000 4c53 4349 0024 0000 ac01 4553 4343 4453 0000010 ...
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How to reactivate windows 7 ultimate with OEM key

Unfortunately I uninstalled windows 7 product key with command prompt. Windows 7 came with an OEM key preinstalled on my HP ProBook 640 G1. When I retype the OEM product key, it shows some character ...
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Scan COA Sticker

We are a OEM manufacture and want to prevent errors on read/write windows key. Is there any way to scan the licence key with a hand scanner or something else (mobile camera + software) of the COA ...
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What is the purpose of laptop OEM RAM clock speed being faster than CPU maximum?

There are already a few questions about people looking to upgrade their RAM to something faster than the CPU or motherboard supports (e.g., this or this), and it seems that the RAM will always be ...
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How to install Windows 10 without OEM partition?

When I install Windows from my usb drive. It will automatically create a OEM partition, a EFI parition, a system reserved paririon and windows 10 OS partition. AFAIK, if you use your own media ...
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Windows 10 Professional OEM vs Retail

I am having difficulty understanding why anyone would purchase the retail version of windows when the OEM version does not seem to be very different. For example, at the time of writing this, I see ...
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When upgrading to an SSD from HDD, can swap the disks then copy files?

I am about to move from an HDD to an SSD. Rather than copy across the current installation (Windows 10 OEM) using a tool, can I do the following? backup anything of importance create Windows ...
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Install ubuntu 18.04 LTS while preserving Windows 10 OEM partition

Is it possible (if so how) to format the SSD with Windows 10 installation to replace it with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, while preserving a fully functional Windows 10 OEM partition? Goal is to have ubuntu os ...
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Move or Clone Windows to SSD

Option 1: Cloning HDD to smaller SSD Hi guys. I've been investigating how to dual boot from a new SSD. I'm planning to have the Windows OEM OS and Ubuntu on my SSD while using my HDD as storage. ...
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Can I use same OEM key on same machine after replacing my hdd to ssd?

I want to replace my hdd drive to ssd drive but i have OEM key of windows professional installed on my laptop? So can i use same OEM after changing my hard drive to SSD?
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OEM license activation for Windows 10 Home VirtualBox guest, on Ubuntu host

Context Three years ago my company got me a Lenovo T550 with Windows 10 Home installed on it (my understanding is that this is called "OEM"). I immediately erased everything to install ...
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How to reset Windows 10 to the default DPK (the one installed in BIOS) on HP laptop?

Some time ago I have activated my Windows Education licence key on the HP laptop to extend my Windows 10 capabilities. Right now I would like to sell the laptop to some new user, so I have reset the ...
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using a new Zalman PC case with an older OEM Lenovo MOBO M91P

Simple question what is the pin out for a old motherboard OEM Lenovo M91P. The front of the case requires on the usb and front case ports 9 pins when the mobo has 11 pins for usb and front case pins. ...
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Avoid automatic activation attempt in Windows 10 with builtin key

I've bought a Dell XPS 15 with Windows 10 Pro. The key for activation seems to be manufactured into the BIOS/UEFI without the possibility for me to change this inbuilt key. Fine. I decided to use a ...
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Windows 10 REtail on OEM laptop

There’s a possibility that this type of question might have been asked before, but I am not able to find the exact reference on this site. Soon I am going to buy a laptop with Windows 10 OEM. (Most ...
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Activating spare key from laptop

I ran ProduKey on my hp laptop and two product keys were found one was called ,'Windows 10 home' ,the other was called ,'windows(bios oem key') ,they both had different product keys. So my question is ...
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Is it safe to just delete unwanted apps from my OEM?

Also I am having difficulty searching by the app codes to work out which is which. Can anyone point me to some resources for cleaning up my OEM, or how to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 onto one ...
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Is Windows 10 OEM Home upgrade to Pro possible?

I am considering purchasing the desktop computer that fits my requirements, except it comes with Windows 10 Home while I need the Pro edition. Is an upgrade of the OEM version after purchase offered ...
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When I try activating Win10 Pro, installed via OEI / OEM DVD, I get error 0xc004f050

I bought a Genuine Windows10 Pro OEI DVD; after I install from DVD, Windows10 reports that it's actually Windows 10 Home and not Windows 10 Pro. No problem, I'll use the activation key I got off the ...
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Model-specific (e.g. Dell) memory: Differences to normal RAM?

I know that it is probably more expensive because they're officially tested and supported, but I'm wondering if model-specific memory is "special" apart from that fact.
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Windows 10 downloadable ISO [duplicate]

Will the downloadable Windows 10 ISO support an OEM license? I have all the parts to build a computer but the only thing that didn't come in was the OEM disc. If I load windows from the downloadable ...
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How can I know the Product key of my original Windows 7 (HP dv6 laptop) ?

I have a HP dv6 laptop which has come with original Windows 7 home premium 64 bit. The product key is on the sticker under the laptop. But, the sticker is faded away, so I cannot read all the ...
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Moving Windows licence to another laptop [duplicate]

I have an old laptop (Lenovo e530), which came witn Windows 7 preinstalled. My new laptop arrived with Windows 10 preinstalled (Lenovo e550). I would like to put Windows 7 on my new laptop, too. Can I ...
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Does Windows 10 OEM License will work if I replace the HDD and install the windows from Microsoft ISO [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 310 which sometimes going 100% Hard disk usage. I research on the internet and found out removing "system interface" software make work fine. I did it and performance of system ...
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Windows 10 Pro OEM invalid key

I'm having problem on activating my Windows 10 Pro on my PC. Previously I have Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC and decided to upgrade to Windows 10. I bought an OEM Windows 10 Pro in play-asia.com and ...
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Dell OEM windows 7 disk

I have Dell XPS laptop, which is not booting at all. I have Windows 7 activation code attached to bottom of my laptop. Would like to know if I buy Dell OEM Windows 7 disk to install Windows 7 and use ...
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2016 and Acer recovery details...no sticker, no DVD, tiny recovery partition =?

A friend of mine bought an Acer Aspire E 15, which came with Windows 10. What I was surprised to see it didn't come with was any sort of product key--no sticker on the bottom like I was used to with ...
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Custom OEM Info (Logo, Website) On Fresh Install of Windows

I'm getting into the computer refurbishing business, and would like to know how to change the OEM info for the system (Right click Start->System in Windows 10). I saw an article on How To Geek that ...
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