Windows 7 OEM vs. Windows 7 Retail Licensing Compared
- January 14, 2013
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Uncategorized
This video is a complete and comprehensive analysis of Windows 7 OEM licensing vs. Windows 7 Retail licensing as well as the pros and cons of each. Windows licensing has changes dramatically over the years so it is important to stay informed about the transition between Windows generations.
This particular video does make some important discussion of the differences between Windows XP licensing and Windows 7 licensing. Windows 7 has made a dramatic shift recently in regards to system builders and OEMs. Microsoft has decided to throw the hobbyists under the bus for OEM licensing and required registration of an OEM through their website to verify installation packages on OEM licenses.
Windows 7 Retail Licensing:
Windows 7 OEM Licensing Comparison: