Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 33

Thread: Quick OEM Licence question

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    39
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Quick OEM Licence question

    Hi,

    Sorry if this has already been answered someone on the forum already and its my first post so please be nice

    I've built a PC for my own use and I need to get a new PSU. I've noticed on SCAN you can get Windows XP Pro with Vista coupon. So my question is if I purchased the PSU and XP OEM licence together would I then be a eligible to use this software as it is the cheapest way to get Vista?

    Thanks in advance,

    Dan.

  2. #2
    Senior Member chrestomanci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    1,600
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked
    93 times in 77 posts
    • chrestomanci's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus AMD AM4 Ryzen PRIME B350M
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 1600 @ stock clocks
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb DDR4 2666MHz
      • Storage:
      • 250Gb Samsung 960 Evo M.2 + 3Tb Western Digital Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Basic AMD GPU (OSS linux drivers)
      • PSU:
      • Novatech 500W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Sugo SG02
      • Operating System:
      • Linux - Latest Xubuntu
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ 24" LCD (Thanks: DDY)
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTTC
    Unlikey.

    In the past Scan have interpreted the rules on how much PC hardware you need to buy in order to qualify for an OEM copy of windows quite strictly. I think the will want you to buy at least a Motherboard, CPU or hard drive (possibly all three) in order to qualify.

    Some other sites are much more relaxed, I have heard of some places that will let you buy an OEM copy with as little as a 99p mouse. A PSU shoudl be OK with them.

    Unfortunately I can't rember which are the more lax sites. I suggest you experement with the shopping carts at a few, and see which will let you go to the checkout.

  3. #3
    ***** Lurker
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    722
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    15 times in 15 posts
    • d3fiant's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GB X58A-UDR3 FB11
      • CPU:
      • Core i7 950
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 12GB DDR3 1600
      • Storage:
      • 2x 120GB OCZ Agility SSD + 500GB SP F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GB Windforce GTX670 2GB
      • PSU:
      • 850W Akasa
      • Case:
      • Fractal R3
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64 HP Retail
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" 1920x1080 Iiyama LED
      • Internet:
      • 60MB VM
    What scan says on the offer in question;
    PLEASE NOTE : The OEM agreement for SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION.

    If the individual software license is a desktop operating system (including Windows XP Media Center Edition), we grant you a nonexclusive right to distribute individual software licenses; provided that each one is distributed with either (a) a fully assembled computer system or (b) a nonperipheral computer hardware component.

    A “fully assembled computer system” means a computer system consisting of at least a central processing unit, a motherboard, a hard drive, a power supply, and a case.
    A “nonperipheral computer hardware component” means a component that will be an integral part of the fully assembled computer system on which the individual software license will be installed.


    *This software contains a FREE Upgrade Voucher to Windows Vista when it is released. PLEASE NOTE: This voucher is ONLY valid if the software is Pre-Installed on a fully built system.

  4. #4
    Does he need a reason? Funkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    19,874
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked
    965 times in 816 posts
    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
      • Antec NSK1480 Slim Mini Desktop Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb
    I think a PSU would be classed as "an integral part of the fully assembled computer system" to be honest, so you should be fine.

  5. #5
    radix lecti dave87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    12,806
    Thanks
    657
    Thanked
    931 times in 634 posts
    • dave87's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus
      • CPU:
      • i5 3470k under Corsair H80 WC
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 240gb SSD + 120gb SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus HD7950
      • PSU:
      • XFX 600w Modular
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A05FNB + Acoustipack
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x Dell S2309W (1920x1080)
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity Option 2
    Yup, I'm with Funkstar on this one - you should be fine

    Dave

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    394
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked
    9 times in 9 posts
    • dodgybob's system
      • Motherboard:
      • A8N-SLI Premium
      • CPU:
      • Opteron 170 @ 2.7 Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2x 1GB OCZ Platinum Rev 2
      • Storage:
      • 1x 320GB WD & 1x 1TB Samsung F1
      • Graphics card(s):
      • X1950pro
      • PSU:
      • 500W Seasonic S12-II
      • Case:
      • P182B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung SM 2443BW
      • Internet:
      • 8 Mbit
    yeah agreed, a psu should fall within the “nonperipheral computer hardware component” category.

  7. #7
    omg haxor listy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    1,039
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked
    39 times in 35 posts
    • listy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • gigabyte one :P
      • CPU:
      • 939 FX60
      • Memory:
      • 2gig DDR 400mhz ram
      • Storage:
      • 500ish gig
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4870x2
      • PSU:
      • 700watt jeantech storm
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro sp2
      • Monitor(s):
      • 19" crt random
      • Internet:
      • 8meg bt
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee@scan
    A DVD drive is not really classed as 'essential' hardware I'm afraid.

    The list is as follows ;

    CPU, Mobo, Memory, hard-drive, and PSU

    Please be aware you need to buy ALL of the above to qualify, not any of the above (Wesley)

    Best Regards,

    from this thead http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...ht=windows+oem

  8. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    39
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Hmm seems SCAN are a little hazy with the ruling regards OEM software. I have seen that aria.co.uk state that you need to buy something like a PSU, Mobo, G-Card etc so it must be ok.

    I guess it would be solved by someone who can say they have purchased something like the above with an OEM OS and the licence has worked fine.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    106
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • 803hart's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P5B Standard i965 Core 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Pentium-D 805 2.6GHz
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gecube HD 3850 512MB
      • Monitor(s):
      • 19" Widescreen
    Out of curiousity, which windows vista does the coupon give you? Is it the Vista Home Basic version?

  10. #10
    Vive le pants! directhex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    /dev/urandom
    Posts
    17,074
    Thanks
    228
    Thanked
    1,027 times in 678 posts
    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • NZXT H440
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 17.10, Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • FIOS
    "A non-peripheral hardware component is a component that is essential to running a computer system, such as memory, hard drives, optical drives, motherboard, video card, processor, mice, keyboards, and power supplies."

  11. #11
    Cable Guy Jonny M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Loughborough Uni
    Posts
    4,263
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 1 post
    I think that's out of date now anyway and that you don't need to buy anything else with your OEM software.

  12. #12
    radix lecti dave87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    12,806
    Thanks
    657
    Thanked
    931 times in 634 posts
    • dave87's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus
      • CPU:
      • i5 3470k under Corsair H80 WC
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 240gb SSD + 120gb SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus HD7950
      • PSU:
      • XFX 600w Modular
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A05FNB + Acoustipack
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x Dell S2309W (1920x1080)
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity Option 2
    Really depends on who you buy from, as some retailers interpret the rules more strictly (scan) than others (microdirect). As far as I know the latter used to sell the software with a mouse, not sure if they still do as Microsoft had a shake up of the OEM rules recently afaik.

    Dave

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    556
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    24 times in 23 posts
    • tickedon's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P6T Deluxe (V1)
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 920
      • Memory:
      • 6GB OCZ DDR3 (3x2GB)
      • Storage:
      • 1x 750 Samsung F1, 1x 250gb, 1x 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD ATI Radeon 6850 2GB
      • PSU:
      • 650w Corsair TX650
      • Case:
      • Antec P180
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8 Pro (64bit)
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" BenQ G2222HDL + 20" Samsung 205bw
      • Internet:
      • 24mb Be Unlimited ADSL2
    Aria from what I remember are quite good with the whole OEM thing - if your purchase history shows you've bought a couple of the 'essential components' over the past couple of weeks, they'll let you order the OEM license seperately without any additional fuss.

  14. #14
    Vive le pants! directhex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    /dev/urandom
    Posts
    17,074
    Thanks
    228
    Thanked
    1,027 times in 678 posts
    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • NZXT H440
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 17.10, Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • FIOS
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny M View Post
    I think that's out of date now anyway and that you don't need to buy anything else with your OEM software.
    it's not "oem software", it's quite specifically "oem windows". every vendor can apply its own rules to oem licenses on a per-app basis

    e.g. oem msoffice _cannot_ be sold with non-peripheral hardware, it can only be sold with a fully assembled new pc

  15. #15
    S1L3NT danroyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    sussex
    Posts
    4,241
    Thanks
    145
    Thanked
    186 times in 153 posts
    • danroyle's system
      • Motherboard:
      • N/A
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core I7 4720HQ
      • Memory:
      • 8GB
      • Storage:
      • 128GB SSD +1tb HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Geforce Gtx960m
      • PSU:
      • N/A
      • Case:
      • N/A
      • Operating System:
      • WINDOWS 10 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15.6" IPS
      • Internet:
      • BT Fibre
    qoute:
    What version of Vista will this upgrade be too ? There's 5 or 6 different versions.

    By N.P.Charley on 01/11/2006 13:36:49
    Chris R replied: (02/11/2006 16:39:16)
    XP Home = Vista Home Basic + Fee, expected to be around $49 at the time plus shipping..

    took this from aria website

    if this is true its not exactly free is it

  16. #16
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    39
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I took a look at the OEM EULA and its basically states that if the licence is purchased with a piece of hardware e.g HDD or PSU etc then that is acceptable. If any upgrades occur after the OEM was first installed then this to is acceptable apart from one exception. If the original 'married' motherboard is replaced that was linked to the OEM licence then a new OEM licence is required as a new Mobo makes it techincally a 'new' PC.

    So I guess I either get a new HDD drive or PSU along with the OEM Licence and it still works out cheaper the buying Retail version of Vista which is ridiculous. You can buy PC's now for the same price as retail version (given that they will be basic but still the same price as an OS makes it crazy).

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Quick Question: PSU's with 1x120mm fan question
    By philyau in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-09-2005, 02:30 PM
  2. Quick Linux question from a newbie...
    By madmonkey in forum Software
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 26-08-2005, 09:07 PM
  3. Quick and easy question!
    By planetgong in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-03-2005, 06:25 PM
  4. Quick Question About Flashing Bios
    By Fresco in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-02-2005, 12:16 AM
  5. Quick SATA drive question...
    By Nick in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-02-2005, 04:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •