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branded software?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by none, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. none

    none Flightless Bird

    Have been looking at W7 Ultimate OEM prices (need for laptop PC) and came
    across several which said they're 'branded'. They did not say what that
    meant or what 'brand' it is. I'm not clear on what 'branded REALLY means so
    can someone tell me?

    TIA
     
  2. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 11 Jul 2010, "none" <nospam@bogusaddress.com> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > Have been looking at W7 Ultimate OEM prices (need for laptop PC)
    > and came across several which said they're 'branded'. They did not
    > say what that meant or what 'brand' it is. I'm not clear on what
    > 'branded REALLY means so can someone tell me?


    I believe it means that it's an OEM copy of Windows that was intended
    to be sold with a particular brand of computer, such as Dell, Gateway,
    HP, etc. It may or may not be difficult to install on another brand.
     
  3. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    none wrote:
    > Have been looking at W7 Ultimate OEM prices (need for laptop PC) and came
    > across several which said they're 'branded'. They did not say what that
    > meant or what 'brand' it is. I'm not clear on what 'branded REALLY means so
    > can someone tell me?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >



    It means that the advertiser/seller of such installation DVDs is
    announcing that he/she is illegally reselling branded (i.e., Dell, HP,
    etc.) OEM installation/recovery disks that originally came with a
    computer. Would you really what to give your credit card number to such
    brazen thieves?


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  4. none

    none Flightless Bird

    Sorta suspected such (IBM, DELL etc) but hadn't thought they might be
    thieves; thanks for the confirmation!
     

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