add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube

Difference between OEM and non-OEM?

Onslott
  • 21 months ago

Hey guys,

I’ll be finishing my build this week but realized I need a new OS. What is the difference between Windows 10 Pro OEM ($29.99) and Windows 10 Pro 32/64 bit ($125.99)? And what does everyone suggest?

Thanks in advanced!

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

OEM windows will be locked to the specific motherboard you activate it on. So if you were you build a new pc in the future you would have to re purchase Windows.

It's the same version prebuilt computers come with.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Microsoft OEM Software Licensing: Rules & Restrictions:

OEM Software may NOT be transferred to another machine. Even if the original laptop, PC or Server is no longer in use, or if the software is removed from the original hardware, OEM licenses are tied to the device on which the software is first installed...

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube