What is the difference between Windows 7 OEM and the retail version of Windows 7?

Can someone tell me, what is the difference between windows 7 OEM and sales vs retail?

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On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:56:47 + 0000, STEVE-5 says:

Can someone tell me, what is the difference between windows 7 OEM and sales vs retail?

There is no difference in the product itself.

Although if you get a generic OEM full version, it contains the
even software, it has the following disadvantages compared to the
commercial version:

1. the biggest drawback of an OEM version (at least in the USA) is
that its license it permanently binds to the first computer, it is
installed on. He can never legally be moved to another computer, sold,
or given (except with the original computer). If the computer
dies or is stolen, your license dies with him.

2. he can't do a clean install, not an upgrade.

3 Microsoft offers no support for OEM versions. You cannot call their
with a problem, but rather to secure the necessary support of your
OEM; who take in charge may go anywhere between property and non-existent. Or
You can get support elsewhere, like in these forums.
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP

Tags: Windows

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