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Old June 3, 2009, 08:50 PM
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OEM has to ship with the hardware it's going to run on. The OEM license is non-transferable, so if the system gets replaced.. so does the OEM license. Technically, the distributor who builds your computer must install the OS before you take it out the door and affix the COA (certificate of authenticity) to the side of the computer case. Retail can be transfered from machine to machine tho... so long as only one machine is using the software at a time. As you probably know tho.. retail does cost more.
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