Question about an OEM version of XP

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  1. quzur

    quzur Active Member

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    I bought a version of XP that is an "OEM system builder pack". Anyone ever use something like this?

    Before opening the package I am reading T&Cs and it says this
    First, does this have anything to do with the OS operating?

    Second, Is there going to be a valid serial number with this?
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    That's just describing the activation. OEM Windows XP will definitely come with an authentic CD key. It'll install, activate, and function just like the $300 full retail version except it can't be used as an upgrade over an existing installation. But you shouldn't be upgrading over an old Windows anyway.
     
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    cool

    so, will it install like a normal copy or will there be an option to install it to the point where a new computer would be at when its started up for the first time? (if that makes any sense)
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    It'll act just like a full retail copy.
     
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    The system builder pack is just that - it allows a system builder to install windows WITHOUT a key. You still need to buy an OEM copy which will have a key.
     
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    So which is true? Key or no key?
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    open it up and find out.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    The system builder packs can come with keys but they'll say how many are included.
     

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