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    Default Want Windows 7 for 50 Percent Off? Order an OEM Copy

    Missed out on the early preorder discounts? Popular retailer Newegg.com has listed the OEM prices for Windows 7, which will be offered at less than half what Microsoft will charge for a retail copy.

    Newegg hasn't listed any prerequisites for buying the OEM version, such as the purchase of any additional hardware. Past OEM copies have prevented users from taking advantage of Microsoft's support options, however, and the packaging and instructions are usually minimal.



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    Thanks for the post. OEMs do not have support(supposidly)that retail versions have, but I've never had any problems with them and have always used them since '95, and in these times any saving is a saving.

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    Support for OEM's copies is offered by the OEM builder. Unfourtanutely, newegg shipping is limited only to the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyu.agrawal View Post
    Support for OEM's copies is offered by the OEM builder. Unfourtanutely, newegg shipping is limited only to the US
    Thanks for the updated information

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    what about indian users ?

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    Ok fine !!!
    OEM copy won't be able to do an inplace upgrade and won't be able to get technical support. But its a full version that's much more affordable than the retail upgrade license.
    IMO! Its Much better option than go for Upgrade program.
    and Btw....Technical Support ???
    We are here.... Howzz that

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    You beat me to it.

    I was going to say

    "Tech Support? We don't need no stinking Tech Support" (to quote the movie Blazing Saddles)

    We have The Windows Club Forum!!!!

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    OEM, which stands for Original equipment manufacturer, are usually handed out to system builders. They are usually cheaper than the retail or upgrade editions but come with several severe disadvantages that include no upgrade option (only clean installs),no Microsoft support,no boxed version of the operating system and no option to transfer to another PC.
    Even the pricing is out on Newegg too

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    IMO! Its Much better option than go for Upgrade program. thanks for nice stuff.

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    okey people..dont know much about software...seeings I got a portuguese version of windows7 home,can I not just Upgrade? will it not be cheaper than buying at all.

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