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  1.    03 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Windows 7

    Purchased Win 10 Pro off Ebay, but it was not Retail version


    Ok, so I purchased Win 10 Pro off of Ebay because I was looking for it somewhere cheaper. This is the link: Microsoft Window 10 Pro USB 3.0 32/64 Bit Full Version FQC-08788 Retail Sealed 885370903904 | eBay
    I checked the product key with ShowKeyPlus and it showed Win 10 RTM Professional OEM EULA Type: OEM. It should have said Win 10 RTM Professional Retail EULA Type: Retail. Have I been scammed? I just checked it today so I'm gonna request a full refund seeing as though I don't need another Win 10 Pro at the moment, lol.
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  2.    03 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 217
    trying to install win10

    It is retail, in the sense that it is a packaged product and didn't come preinstalled. Would be better if they described it as "system builder". It is not clear, so return it if you like.

    FYI
    If anybody is using assistive technologies, win10 is available as a free upgrade via this link:

    Windows 10 upgrade for assistive technology users

    They don't seem to mind what kind of assistive tech it is, however, the upgrade assistant requires cpu nx support, oddly.
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  3.    03 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I guess it is kinda my fault for not reading more clearly. It said Retail Sealed, doesn't mean it's the actual Retail version.
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  4.    03 Apr 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    Posts : 36
    10Pro/7Pro

    lesson learned , try newegg next time, very reputable
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  5.    03 Apr 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro

    Did you pay less than normal price for a retail version? Usually that is the dead giveaway.
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  6.    03 Apr 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,418
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    FYI
    If anybody is using assistive technologies, win10 is available as a free upgrade via this link:

    Windows 10 upgrade for assistive technology users

    They don't seem to mind what kind of assistive tech it is, however, the upgrade assistant requires cpu nx support, oddly.
    FYI, you can just do a normal upgrade without assistive technology for free still.
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  7.    03 Apr 2017 #7
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Did you pay less than normal price for a retail version? Usually that is the dead giveaway.
    Yes, I did pay less than normal price. And I already bought a Windows 10 Pro Retail USB Drive off Amazon for $157.68, $175.82 if you count the shipping & handling and sales tax and that came up as Retail on ShowKeyPlus. My concern is I already opened the package so I don't know if the return will be accepted, let alone contact me back for the return.
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  8.    03 Apr 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,418
    Windows 10 Pro

    @benjamin654,

    In the link you posted for the ebay ad, scroll down and read the info under Additional Important Information:

    Additional Important Information

    To install Windows 10 Pro OEM you will need to do a CLEAN INSTALL. If you do not want to do a clean install Windows 10 Retail is a better choice.

    A clean install requires formatting your hard drive during the installation process (you will loose all data on your hard drive).
    You cannot upgrade from an older operating system. However you can create a partition on your hard drive to back up your files and programs.
    You will also need to create installation media with either a DVD or USB drive. Directions on how to do a clean install and create installation media will be sent with your order.
    Windows 10 Pro OEM can only be installed once on one computer.
    That would lead me to believe they were selling an OEM license for Windows 10. Especially since the words "Windows 10 Retail" in the ad is a hyperlink.
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  9.    03 Apr 2017 #9

    There are two types of OEM...

    OEM: DM are the factory installed versions

    OEM: NONSLP are the system builder versions available for sale to the public.

    They both subscribe to the OEM EULA, however...
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  10.    04 Apr 2017 #10
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It is retail, in the sense that it is a packaged product and didn't come preinstalled. Would be better if they described it as "system builder". It is not clear, so return it if you like.

    FYI
    If anybody is using assistive technologies, win10 is available as a free upgrade via this link:

    Windows 10 upgrade for assistive technology users

    They don't seem to mind what kind of assistive tech it is, however, the upgrade assistant requires cpu nx support, oddly.
    It would have been better for them to just outright say OEM because then I would have exactly known what that was. System Builder probably would have misled me as well because I don't know if they mean the Retail or OEM version, even though I should know that also means OEM.
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