Is there a "retail" version of Windows 10 available for purchase?

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  1. Posts : 17,272
    Windows 11 Pro
       #11

    ignatzatsonic said:
    Are there any bona fide Microsoft links where this confusion regarding terminology is explained?
    Like this?:
    Windows system builder licensing for personal use


    From a bona fide Microsoft website it is interesting to note:
    "Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 system builder software does not permit personal use, and is intended only for preinstallation on customer systems that will be sold to end users.*"
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  2. Posts : 12,726
    Windows 11 Pro
       #12

    @ignatzatsonic, I know what you are looking for, I just haven't been able to find it yet. I can only infer that Newegg differentiates between Windows 10 Pro OEM and Windows 10 Pro Full Version and prices reflect a difference. With Windows 7 the description stated "Retail" version. Windows 10 does not seem to.
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Newegg.com
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro - Full Version USB Flash Drive - Newegg.com
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  3. Posts : 17,272
    Windows 11 Pro
       #13

    essenbe said:
    @ignatzatsonic, I know what you are looking for, I just haven't been able to find it yet.
    Windows system builder licensing for personal use


    "Building a PC for personal use licensing comparison by product
    Windows 10
    Full packaged retail product is needed.
    "
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  4. Posts : 12,726
    Windows 11 Pro
       #14

    NavyLCDR said:
    Like this?:
    Windows system builder licensing for personal use


    From a bona fide Microsoft website it is interesting to note:
    "Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 system builder software does not permit personal use, and is intended only for preinstallation on customer systems that will be sold to end users.*"
    I think technically, the System Builders Licenses have always been that way. It was never enforced/difficult to be enforced.
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  5. Posts : 17,272
    Windows 11 Pro
       #15

    essenbe said:
    I think technically, the System Builders Licenses have always been that way. It was never enforced/difficult to be enforced.
    On this forum do we discuss what is enforced/not enforced, or do we discuss what violates license agreements and what doesn't?
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  6. Posts : 61,569
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #16

    We don't discuss anything that would violate the EULA or illegal.
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