Windows 10: Windows Activation

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  1.    28 Nov 2017 #51

    Hang on a minute,..how can my original boxed version be OEM?? I purchased the full edition of W10 Boxed. The box is the FULL W10 Home Edition.

    You guys are WRONG!!!!

    The back of my retail box says:,..

    This is a full retail version version of Windows 10. We recommend you back up your files before installing,.e.t.c, e.t.c.

    I have two W10 PCs. My first W10 Boxed retail came from the same place - Amazon (UK). Both Full retail W10 Home Editions.
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  2.    28 Nov 2017 #52

    Runnerbean said: View Post
    Hang on a minute,..how can my original boxed version be OEM?? I purchased the full edition of W10 Boxed. The box is the FULL W10 Home Edition.

    You guys are WRONG!!!!

    The back of my retail box says:,..

    This is a full retail version version of Windows 10. We recommend you back up your files before installing,.e.t.c, e.t.c.

    I have two W10 PCs. My first W10 Boxed retail came from the same place - Amazon (UK). Both Full retail W10 Home Editions.
    Did your full boxed retail W10 come with a genuine Microsoft read-only USB flash drive in it? If not, then you got a fake.
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  3.    28 Nov 2017 #53

    OEM System Builders edition? It would still be a boxed set, but it would be OEM not Retail.
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  4.    28 Nov 2017 #54

    NavyLCDR;1220576

    said:
    Did your full boxed retail W10 come with a genuine Microsoft read-only USB flash drive in it? If not, then you got a fake.
    Absolutely,..it certainly did have the MS USB in the box and was properly sealed too as was my other one for my other Windows PC that I custom built. I do know the difference when it comes to purchasing between an OEM and a Retail version.
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  5.    28 Nov 2017 #55

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    OEM System Builders edition? It would still be a boxed set, but it would be OEM not Retail.
    Mate,..I can't seem to spell it out enough for you guys,...the box was a genuine Windows Home Full Edition as I stated above. It's the typical small Windows box that you buy these days and states on the back that it is the Full Windows Home Edition.
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  6.    28 Nov 2017 #56

    Runnerbean said: View Post
    Absolutely,..it certainly did have the MS USB in the box and was properly sealed too as was my other one for my other Windows PC that I custom built. I do know the difference when it comes to purchasing between an OEM and a Retail version.
    Interesting! @Superfly?
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  7.    28 Nov 2017 #57

    Runnerbean said: View Post
    Mate,..I can't seem to spell it out enough for you guys,...the box was a genuine Windows Home Full Edition as I stated above. It's the typical small Windows box that you buy these days and states on the back that it is the Full Windows Home Edition.
    OEM system builders is a "Full Edition". Same install media as far as I know as Retail. Only difference is the license is OEM, not Retail. I'm not saying that's what you have, just suggesting that "maybe" that's what you got. It installs the same way Retail does, You won't notice any difference. Only difference, "if that's what it is" is it licenses as OEM, and not transferable. I've bought them in the past as they are cheaper than the Retail Edition. There is no noticeable difference between the two, other than one being OEM and one being Retail.
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  •    28 Nov 2017 #58

    Exactly, OEM are cheaper,..so you know what you're getting!
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  •    28 Nov 2017 #59

    The thing with OEM system builder is, you are your own tech support. Microsoft won't give you the same free support you get with full Retail. And, technically, its not transferable to another device once its activated. It wasn't in the past anyway, if you followed the EULA. I'm fine with that and saved some cash. There are also lots of people that make sure they get full Retail for the extra perks.
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  •    28 Nov 2017 #60

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    The thing with OEM system builder is, you are your own tech support. Microsoft won't give you the same free support you get with full Retail. And, technically, its not transferable to another device once its activated. It wasn't in the past anyway, if you followed the EULA. I'm fine with that and saved some cash. There are also lots of people that make sure they get full Retail for the extra perks.
    And, technically, it violates the OEM System Builder's license agreement to use it on a computer that you are keeping and using for yourself.
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