Windows Thread, Windows 7 Home licenses on new PCs in Technical; Originally Posted by ToyHeartsFan
Self build is a bit of a no no, Microsoft don’t want you to do it! ...
25th April 2012, 10:44 PM #16
Does anyone happen to know what qualifies as a base OS and how does this square with VDI?
Originally Posted by ToyHeartsFan
25th April 2012, 10:55 PM #17
I shall hasten to add that you, as an end user either at home, in business or in education, are legally able to purchase an OEM licence for the operating system along with non peripheral hardware. So if you purchase an OEM version of Win 7 Home Premium from the same supplier as your motherboards, processors etc, then there isn't an issue.
Base OS for EES can be Vista Basic or higher, 7 home or higher. Not sure on starter as it's rather a different OS.
25th April 2012, 11:10 PM #18
So buying EES to go from XP to Win7 isn't going to help as you'd still need the OEM license in addition to EES?
Originally Posted by synaesthesia
25th April 2012, 11:41 PM #19
Thanks to DMcCoy from:
CyberNerd (25th April 2012)
25th April 2012, 11:59 PM #20
Originally Posted by DMcCoy
cool. thanks. Basically - if you've already paid for an MS license and you pay again with EES you can upgrade. If you have select agreements then don't buy home/starter.
26th April 2012, 12:19 AM #21
You'd have to dig out the academic select details, but it's probably the same as the academic row iirc
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