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Building a new PC, Did I get the right 8.1?

RC83
  • 63 months ago

I got this one..

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3ZN2W0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

this will work for a clean install right? and also free windows 10 upgrade?

I see this one out there and Im wondering did I go wrong?

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-8-1-Full-Version/dp/B00EDSI7QO/ref=pd_cp_sw_0

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  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

It will work for a new install. The difference between the two is that OEM does not offer support from Microsoft, also you can not transfer the Activation code to another machine. Specifically a motherboard. When you install the OS it'll take information from the board and sync with Microsoft's activation servers. The full Version offers both 64 and 32 bit versions and gives support from Microsoft and allows to transfer to another board. In all reality if you're running a 64bit system, don't really care about transferring it to another machine, and have no need to contact Microsoft. It is the right OS. I use the OEM on my machines. Usually they are a little less except in this case. You'll be fine with that.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome, thanks for your help. That explained it well to me..

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Well stated.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Clear explanation between OEM and non-OEM

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Will you still get the free Windows 10 upgrade with the OEM version?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as I see it will still get the free upgrade. There has not been any discrepancies from oem and retail versions of 7, 8, and 8.1 for the upgrade to Windows 10. The only restrictions are for Enterprise versions of Windows and RT versions also. It's a valid version of Windows so it should upgrade no problem.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/about

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