I am sure there are many persons out there who like to build computers, or do so for a living. Well, System Builders can now pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate OEM versions of the OS from popular technology retailer New Egg. Here is what PC Magazine had to say to about the availability:
Missed out on the early preorder discounts? Popular retailer Newegg.com has listed the OEM prices for Windows 7, which will be offered at less than half what Microsoft will charge for a retail copy.
Newegg hasn’t listed any prerequisites for buying the OEM version, such as the purchase of any additional hardware. Past OEM copies have prevented users from taking advantage of Microsoft’s support options, however, and the packaging and instructions are usually minimal.
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|Windows 7 Home Premium 32 and 64 bit||$109.99|
|Windows 7 Professional 32 and 64 bit||$134.99|
|Windows 7 Ultimate 32 and 64 bit||$174.99|
|Windows 7 Home Premium OEM||$309.99|
|Windows 7 Ultimate OEM||$549.99|
Users should note that OEM (which means Original Equipment Manufacturer) software is licensed differently from retail versions of Windows. The License Agreement allows it to be sold with a qualifying piece of hardware to which it is tied such as a motherboard making the license non-transferable. An OEM version of Windows 7 cannot upgrade previous versions of Windows either. An OEM version of Windows 7 does not require that you have a qualifying version of Windows, it is an entirely full version of the OS.
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