I am curious about OEM vs. retail and retail sales are expensive but OEM work on any pc or only specific PC

I have a question for OEM, my computer is a HP pavilion ze2000 since 2004 there windows 10 pro about it right now but it has not enabled which means no product key so im going to buy sp1 windows 7 pro 32 bit from a seller on amazon called MC OUTLETS:


and I don't know if I should buy the OEM because one seller sells me is maybe not for my brand of pc and I want to be sure what im buy so I don't waste money, buy windows 7 which can be for lets say dell and I have a hp so I don't get stuck with the purchase of this product just to get the product key , so I can reinstall windows 10 must be enabled. And please don't tell me to buy the commercial version because I do a lot of cash right now I can only which means that ONLY afford OEM please tell if this seller is legitimate and if this product would work on my brand of pc which is a HP pavilion ze2000

I wouldn't recommend that you buy from a dealer, especially the amazon market place.

Because Windows 7 is in limited stock because Microsoft ended sales in October 2013, this created demand due to its rarity. This means the retail boxed copies request a bonus, while the OEM System Builder copies remain affordable.

Full version (retail):

-Includes the rights of transfer to another computer.

-Does not require a qualifying earlier version of Windows.


Upgrade version (detail):

-Includes the rights of transfer to another computer.

-require a qualifying earlier version of Windows.

-Expensive, but less expensive full version

OEM System Builder version:

The OEM of Windows 7 versions are identical to the versions commercial full license with the following exception:

-OEM versions don't offer any free direct support from Microsoft technical support Microsoft

-OEM Licenses are tied to the computer first you install and activate it on

-OEM versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard

-OEM versions does not move directly from an older Windows operating system

There is nothing wrong to use it too, especially that all future versions of Windows will be full versions.

You can find software OEM System Builder of dozens of online merchants. The current price for OEM Windows 7 Professional Newegg, for example, is $ 140. When I checked a few minutes ago, Amazon offered packages OEM Windows 7 Professional from several vendors at prices ranging from $ 101 to $ 150. When I checked earlier, a package specifically designed for reconditioned PCs cost only $ 50 for a 64-bit copy.

There is no technical limitation to prevent you from using OEM software on your computer, although this software only works for a clean install, not an upgrade. In the past, Microsoft has been remarkably inconsistent in his advice to clients on the question of whether this practice is allowed. (See "is allowed to use Windows OEM on your own PC? Don't ask Microsoft. »)

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