Microsoft will allow me to return the OEM and get a copy retail or I have to buy the disc at retail?

I went to the store to buy a copy of Windows 7. When I got home, I realized it was the OEM 64-bit edition. I already opened and installed. I just noticed that I should use the copy that I am not a seller of computer retail. Microsoft will allow me to return the OEM and get a copy retail or I have to buy the disc at retail? I'll be money for theOEM. I guess I should have ask a seller in the store, but they were all occupied. I installed it for someone else while they are mad at me. Can I do a system restore to solve the problem?

Original title: oem vs retail


There is nothing wrong with using an OEM copy, its identical to a retail license, just that he has a certain license terms. Considering that the retail licenses are rare and expensive right now, I'd work with OEM license. Microsoft ended sales at retail of Windows 7 in October 2013, while they carry a premium right now.

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

What is OEM software? :

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