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Windows purchase question

  1. #11


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8.1


    I would get the OEM, except that in the event Microsoft support is needed, I wouldn't be able to get support.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by cb2367 View Post
    I would get the OEM, except that in the event Microsoft support is needed, I wouldn't be able to get support.
    Don't be too concerned about M$ support..their support sucks anyway.. you'll get better support here anyway - follow Brink's advice.
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  3. #13


    Beloit, Wisconsin
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I use the OEM edition and works great for me.. I build computer's on my spare time and use OEM Builder software on the computers I build as well as provide support for any of my customers I deal with if they have any issues and like Superfly said MS support sucks this forum is far more better than MS Support.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8.1


    Got Windows downloaded to the USB drive. While I was going to get the OEM, the only download option I saw was for a32/64-bit Windows. I changed the boot order and got to setup screen. It's asking if I want to do an upgrade or a custom install. The obvious choice to make is a custom install. I've already got a laptop running 8.1. Would anything transfer over from that computer (I.e. things saved in one drive). I'm surprised I'm getting prompted for the type of install considering I got a full version of Windows.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hi, the question is asked because you could be doing a upgrade, just do the custom and if the drive has anything on it format the drive and continue the install
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