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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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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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OEM installation of Arch Linux [duplicate]

I own local computer shop. Some computers come with software pre-installed. One user asked me to install Arch Linux on their computer and paid $49 for a license. Today I have received a package with ...
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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 Ubuntu on it. ...
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New fan for OEM video card?

I have an ATI Radeon HD6450 videocard (some years old but is enough for me), I am having some trouble with the fan and I wonder if I simply could buy a new fan? If I could, what do I need to look up ...
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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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Does my computer support NVME SSDs

I bought my pc prebuilt Hp's 870-120 in April 2017, maybe it was the cost of the ram was and still is spiking up, maybe because I wanted to stick a budget and the shipping costs of each component was ...
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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 do i keep my windows 10 OEM license for later installation? [duplicate]

How do i keep my windows 10 OEM license incase i want to reinstall windows later; how do i make sure i can reinstall windows without paying ~$200 for a new license. I want to install Kubuntu 16 on a ...
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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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Reducing size of Windows 7 system restore ISO image

As I have a Dell laptop, it appears I cannot use the Windows 7 ISO images that Microsoft provide for download, as they won't recognize the product key printed on the machine. Instead, Dell provide a ...
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secure boot can't be selected in BIOS in Windows 10 home edition

I need to turn off the secure boot for a project however when I use "recovery option" to change the startup setting however after restart when I go to "SECURTY" tab, I only can use the arrow keys to ...
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How to reinstall and reactivate Windows 10 with an OEM license

I have bought a Lenovo IdeaPad 310 which came preinstalled with Windows 10 Home, but also came with loads of junk on it which I would like to properly clean by reinstalling Windows. I anyway have a ...
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Is Digital Product key and Hard disk pre-installed with Windows 8.1 dependent on each other?

I replaced motherboard for my laptop, so I lost the Digital Product key, as a result of which I am not able to activate Windows. I would like to entirely format the hard disk including the partitions (...
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Moving installed instance of windows to another computer? [duplicate]

So recently i had to move my windows from one hard drive to another one, i was not worried about oem license because i was just moving it from one hard drive on the same laptop to another drive on the ...
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Is it possible to move OEM Office to another hard drive by copying the OS using Acronis or similar?

I have run out of space on my current hard drive and purchased a new larger drive. My old OS has an OEM install of Office 2013. If I use Acronis or a similar disk copying tool to move the OS to the ...
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How can I install applications on a new system without creating a user?

I just installed El Capitan on a laptop and I want to install applications without going through the OS X welcome and creating a user. I would like to give my brother a laptop that has Adobe's photo ...
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Can I still upgrade to windows 10?

I had got an OEM activated Windows 8.1 home edition on the purchase of my new DELL laptop.After getting the notification of a windows 10 upgrade,I had started the upgrade process and my OEM key was ...
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Windows License stored in UEFI/BIOS

Since Windows 10 (or earlier?). It has become standard to store the license product key in the UEFI/BIOS. I am in the market for buying a new (custom build, individual parts) PC with a new Windows 10 ...
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wait command is ignored or not working when the shell script is called through cron

we have requirement to monitor oem agent status , script is working fine when execute sh .sh for getting oem agent status it requires 55s to get the output written to file , I have used that command ...
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How to repair the checksum of the non-volatile memory (NVM) of Intel Ethernet Controller I219-V of an ASUS laptop?

I have a problem with a new ASUSPRO B8430UA laptop: its Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V does not work under Linux. In fact, I tried two different laptops of this model, and both had the same problem....
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OEM windows activation multiple times

I have bought a laptop with a preinstalled OEM Windows 10 Home and created a image of it Hard Disk for backup purposes. Now, in Activation tab I see that the Windows is not activated yet. Does OEM ...
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HP G430 G2 OEM Issue

I'm having an issue with a HP 430 G2, I switched out the HDDs so the user could quickly get back working on a functional machine. However the windows activation is now deactivated itself as it doesn't ...
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How do I activate windows 8.1? (clean install on a pre-installed laptop) [duplicate]

I used the media creation tool kit to create a windows 8.1 pro boot dvd from Microsoft's website. I booted off of it, wiped my drive and partitions, recreated the partitions, and proceeded with the ...
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Transferring microsoft OEM, FPP and VLSC license

We had purchased Microsoft licenses like OS, Office, Visual Studio, SQL server etc. from the local reseller. Some of them are OEM, FPP and also some are Open Licenses purchased through Volume ...
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Factory reset on a laptop that has Windows 8.1 OEM and was downgraded to Windows 7

I have a laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 and then I downgraded it to Windows 7. I need to do a Factory reset on it but want to keep Windows 7.... Should I go through the Recovery ...
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Check partially unreadable CoA Product Key

Two characters are missing on a torn Windows 7 Professional ACER sticker. While I can build a list of matching product keys with combination generator like this one, how could I check its validity? ...