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  1. #31

    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    The System Builder or OEM version is the full version. Microsoft has changed the rules with the OEM System Builder version. You can move it to another computer if you wish.
    That is a contradiction, until we see official MS documentation, that is still hearsay
    There is System Builder OEM and OEM. they are not exactly the same. OEM comes from Dell, HP, etc. and unless things have changed, the person buying the system can not move it to another PC, because you are not the first owner of the software licenses. System Builder OEM is similar, but as the rumor reports are for the PUL, only apply to it.
    As far as I know, Microsoft has not made the Windows 8 licensing scheme public yet.

    However, on the Win8 preorder list at Newgg: - Software, Operating Systems, Microsoft, Retail, OEM, windows 8

    Note that there are no listings for full retail versions. Ditto for Amazon. It appears that no retail packages will be available at GA (general availability, aka Friday 10/26). Do you believe that Microsoft is keeping some other Win8 license type secret?

    Nah. The Ed Bott article appears to be the real story. It's consistent with other stories that the traditional retail package will not exist for Win 8. As I presume that MS will offer some legitimate means to install Win8 on a virgin system, the new "system builder" copy must be it.

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  2. #32

    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro

    And that is great, I hope the rumors are true, I really do, and to some extent I will concede that they probably are. however

    you know what they say about assume-ing things
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  3. #33

    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    Here is the conformation from MS on the OEM/System Builder for Personal Use.

    It can be transferred to another PC you own.

    Windows 8 System Builder Product--Personal Use License

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