Difference between Vista OEM and non OEM

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Tom, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    I've been thinking of purchasing vista home premium. What i want to know is,
    if you have an OEM version and you want to install the operating system on a
    new hard drive, will it let you? I've heard that OEM can only be installed on
    one system and non-OEM can be put on another computer. I hardly have a clue
    what I'm talking about and if anyone could help me out that would be great.

    Tom, Feb 14, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Yes you can reinstall OEM Vista on a different hard drive as long as it's
    used in the same computer. It can't be moved to a different computer. You
    will have to call for activation.
    Rock, Feb 15, 2007
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  3. In addition to what Rock told you, OEM suppliers are responsible for
    support.. having purchased an OEM version, by installing it yourself, you
    become liable for support of your own product..
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Feb 15, 2007

  4. "Liable for support of your own product"? That sounds as if a user has been
    "found guilty" of using OEM products.

    I'm sure that's not quite what you meant.

    Perhaps "responsible for your own support" would have been a better phrase?
    Donald McDaniel, Feb 15, 2007
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