How to get an OEM copy of windows

  Thalmus 13:08 26 Nov 05

A friend of mine has aked me to build them a cheap PC. After reading about whats been going on lately with the OEM versions windows it seems he will save alot if i get him one of these.

How do I get a copy?

How different is it from the retail version? i.e. will it come with bundled software (e.g. free aol trials etc...)

Will it have reduced function comapared to the retail version?

  Forum Editor 13:15 26 Nov 05

from several online retailers, including this one
click here

The condition Microsoft imposes on this licence is that you must install the software on a new computer, and that when the computer 'dies' the licence dies with it.

It will have no bundled software, and no reduced function.

  Totally-braindead 13:20 26 Nov 05

Other companies that do it click here and click here

  Thalmus 13:35 26 Nov 05

Ok, thats great, thanks

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