I bought a Windows 7 OEM - I'm a bit confuzzled =(

Discussion in 'Windows OS Support (Vista and newer)' started by echrisinger, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. echrisinger

    echrisinger

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    So, I bought this fancy schmancy Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OEM off Newegg (Link: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems ), intending to install it on my system with the assumption that it was the same thing as Windows 7 Home Premium, except that you can't transfer it across systems - that's fine, I plan on upgrading to Windows 8 when it comes out anyways, or something along the line.

    Yet, when I got the box, those little buggers at Microsoft put something in about an OPK on the box and how I have to have an OPK license to install it. I checked out the microsoft website for OPK's and stuff (Link: Windows 7 OPK )
    and it really isn't clear :,[

    I'm quite frustrated at all this PC building shenanigans, as I've had to uninstall and re-install components, and yeah... rofl.

    So did Microsoft just pull it's finger out of it's *** and tell me I can't really use this for my own PC or can I just straight install it on my computer and get to gaming...? -_-

    Sorry for the 'agitated' post, but every time I go to work on this thing I have a bit of trouble :mad: with installing components or something... Now I FINALLY finished it, to find out it might not work... Microsoft you :devil

    Also, excuse me, this PC is being sold at a price of $1 to none other than my friend... who is gifting it back to me. So no microsoft this isn't violating your OEM law ;]

    Anyways, if possible will you please make a clear detailed post as to how this OEM deal works? I'm :confused:
     
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  2. glc

    glc Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    No, you don't have to use an OPK. Just install it and enter your key code, it will work fine.

    What they are saying is - if you DO want to use an OPK, you need a license for THAT. An OPK is a timesaver for system builders that build a lot of systems.
     
  3. echrisinger

    echrisinger

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    Oh sweet! I was seriously getting pissed off... >.>
    Welp, I feel like a bit of an idiot now.
    Thanks for the quick response =)
     

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