The Pitfalls of Buying an OEM Version of Windows

April 3rd, 2008

WindowsI recently purchased an OEM version of Windows XP at my favorite computer store, Micro Center. Buying the OEM version saved me quite a bit of money, but there are some downsides. The linked article discusses them, including what I consider to be the primary issue—that OEM software is tied to one motherboard. (Note that the article is over a year old, but the points are still valid.)


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