Understanding the OEM regulations?

By busyredhed
Mar 24, 2007
  1. I am new to this site and want to start by saying hello.

    I have a question about oem versions of windows xp pro. I have 3 computers that I have had for a while and have upgraded them over and over again.
    I need legal copies of Windows xp pro and I was going to order the oem versions from NewEgg. I'm having some trouble understanding the OEM regulations. I'm not a computer builder. I basically just upgrade and build my own. I read on NewEgg's website that someone purchased the OEM version and couldn't use it because they don't have a "builder's license"? Is this true?Do you have to have a builder's license in order to install it?

    Thank You
  2. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    No you can install OEM products the same way you install the retail versions. They are the same software but the licence is different.
  3. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    Age concern

    Do beware of trying to install new OS's on older and older machines. Eventually you will get a no-go and will have twice the work of restoring a PC to it's previous condition.
  4. busyredhed

    busyredhed TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank You

    Thank You very much. I appreciate the info.

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