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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Hopper64 PC Specs
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    Windows 10 oem vs retail

    I typically purchase the retail version of W10 for download, but I just saw where the oem version is cheaper but has a few differences. One concern is whether I can reinstall W10 later on the same machine but with a different video card or hard drive. Is the oem version locked to all of the original hardware? I know if the MB is replaced that the oem version could not be activated, but does this apply to other parts? As far as tech support for oem, I don't think that's a lot different from retail I guess.

    Thoughts on this? Thanks guys.

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    OEM is supposed to be a one shot deal. Ive called it in on a new build telling a little white lie saying I changed some hardware which is kind of true and they activated it over the phone. The only real difference Im aware of is there is zero tech support for OEM from MS where the retail if you have problems you can get free support from MS.

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Hopper64 PC Specs
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    That's what I understood. I may just stick with the retail version to reinstall windows if I swap something.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array raju2529 PC Specs
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    Retail version is best

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Hopper64 PC Specs
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    Yes, agreed.

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