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A quick noob question poring24 Apr 18th, 08, 08:19 PM #1

How do i find out if my OS installed in my HDD is OEM or retail? Cuz it came with my current old acer pc and i might reuse the hdd for my future new rig, worried that OEM will perform poorly due to the 100%(almost) change of hardware.


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kurochi09 Apr 18th, 08, 08:57 PM #2
Greetings,

There won't be any difference in performance if you are using OEM or retail OS.

If it comes with your Acer (Branded) pc, it's most likely OEM.

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poring24 Apr 18th, 08, 10:53 PM #3
No i mean i've heard of stuff like OEM can't support major upgrades or is it just me
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manthus Apr 19th, 08, 09:39 AM #4
it's just you
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Ske7ch Apr 19th, 08, 11:14 AM #5
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How do i find out if my OS installed in my HDD is OEM or retail? Cuz it came with my current old acer pc and i might reuse the hdd for my future new rig, worried that OEM will perform poorly due to the 100%(almost) change of hardware.
There is absolutely no performance difference between an OEM or retail version OS. The only difference is the packaging and the price.
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TheHypez Apr 19th, 08, 02:32 PM #6
OEM version normally comes in a package when you purchase the PC which means that it has 1 liscence. Retails version can install on multiple computers
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