Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


OEM Sytem builders license

Posted on 2011-05-11
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Can someone please explain to me after I have been building Personal Pc's for over 5 years now:

Is it a necessity to have the OEM builders license to install a operating system on a personal computer for a friend.  I would like to buy him the oem version of Window 7 home premium? Any additional thougth would be greatly appreciated!!!

Question by:bbbb2
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 50

Expert Comment

ID: 35740854
I think you have to build at least a part of the PC.
Otherwise you would need the normal (unused) OEM license.
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

jcimarron earned 500 total points
ID: 35740864

Assisted Solution

bbbb2 earned 0 total points
ID: 35740901
I have ordered all parts of the pc to be put together, and all of these pieces were purchased seperately which means I will be building all of the pc.  Are you suggesting something otherwise?
I have all the parts sitting here waiting on as OS and I just happen to notice this statement on the OEM version of the software and surely need to make sure before I spend his money on something that will be no good one day!!!!

Thanks always,
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

LVL 50

Expert Comment

ID: 35740963
bbbb2--I am not suggesting anything, but I gave you two references to describe the procedure according to Microsoft.  Here is another reference which may provide more insight.
http://discuss.extremetech.com/forums/thread/1004388876.aspx  and which has a link to
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070130-8730.html  which suspect applies to Win 7 as well.

Expert Comment

ID: 35741072
You absolutely are a system builder and also making sure a license is being purchased.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35767651
Thank you very much sir, you have a great day.

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy

Maybe you’ve fully adopted the cloud since the beginning. Or maybe you started with on-prem resources but are pursuing a “cloud and mobile first” strategy. Getting to that end state has its challenges. Discover how to build out a 100% cloud and mobile IT strategy in this webinar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to change your appearance and customize your Windows 7 interface to your unique preference. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
Suggested Courses

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question