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What is an oem?

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Old 05-22-2007
Gab
 

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What is an oem?
Guys i need help. My product id looks like this: 12345-OEM-1234567-12345.
What does that OEM stand for? It's urgent! Thanks!
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Old 05-22-2007
Julian
 

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Re: What is an oem?
"Gab" <Gab@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Guys i need help. My product id looks like this: 12345-OEM-1234567-12345.
> What does that OEM stand for? It's urgent! Thanks!


Google - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origina...t_manufacturer

I thoroughly recommend that you try... http://www.google.com
it is one of the most useful pages on the web.

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Old 05-22-2007
Bob
 

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RE: What is an oem?
Hi Gab,

OEM stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer" It means that it is an
operating system that has been sold with a computer. This however is not the
retail version as it cost a lot less than the retail version.
I would not panic if your serial number has that included.

"Gab" wrote:

> Guys i need help. My product id looks like this: 12345-OEM-1234567-12345.
> What does that OEM stand for? It's urgent! Thanks!

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Old 05-22-2007
Mike Brannigan
 

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Re: What is an oem?
"Gab" <Gab@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Guys i need help. My product id looks like this: 12345-OEM-1234567-12345.
> What does that OEM stand for? It's urgent! Thanks!


OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer

Your Windows Vista was ether preinstalled on the PC or you purchased the
cheaper OEM version of the OS (which carries certain restrictions on its use
and transfer - read your end user license agreement for details)
All support for the OS comes form the manufacturer of the PC it was pre
installed on.
--

Mike Brannigan

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Old 05-22-2007
Michael
 

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Re: What is an oem?
Gab,

Original Equipment Manufacturer

Having OEM in your product ID means that you bought it from an OEM (Dell for
instance).
With an OEM version of software, support is the responsibility of the seller
of the system.
For instance if you bought Vista from Dell, then support is the
responsibility of Dell NOT Microsoft.
(Microsoft DOES provide updates via automatic updates however, and certain
security problems will also be taken care of by Microsoft).

Michael

"Gab" <Gab@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Guys i need help. My product id looks like this: 12345-OEM-1234567-12345.
> What does that OEM stand for? It's urgent! Thanks!


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Old 05-22-2007
Bill Yanaire
 

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Why urgency?
Why on earth would getting the definition to an acrynym be urgent?


"Gab" <Gab@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F3724681-AF3E-4CF7-82E3-464A7C47020F@microsoft.com...
> Guys i need help. My product id looks like this: 12345-OEM-1234567-12345.
> What does that OEM stand for? It's urgent! Thanks!



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Old 05-22-2007
Alias
 

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Re: What is an oem?
Bob wrote:
> Hi Gab,
>
> OEM stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer" It means that it is an
> operating system that has been sold with a computer.


Or without a computer. Generic OEM versions don't need a computer to be
bought, at least not in civilized countries.

Sooo, the REAL answer is that there are two kinds of OEMs: branded ones
that have been *******ized by the likes of HP and Dell and unbranded, or
generic ones, that can be bought all by their lonesome and installed on
any old computer that one's little heart desires.

Alias

> This however is not the
> retail version as it cost a lot less than the retail version.
> I would not panic if your serial number has that included.
>
> "Gab" wrote:
>
>> Guys i need help. My product id looks like this: 12345-OEM-1234567-12345.
>> What does that OEM stand for? It's urgent! Thanks!

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Old 05-22-2007
Angry_American
 

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Re: Why urgency?
He is trying to pass the Microsoft Support Desk class in India so he can
work for Dell <G>

Dan


"Bill Yanaire" <bill@yanaire.com> wrote in message
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> Why on earth would getting the definition to an acrynym be urgent?
>
>
> "Gab" <Gab@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F3724681-AF3E-4CF7-82E3-464A7C47020F@microsoft.com...
>> Guys i need help. My product id looks like this: 12345-OEM-1234567-12345.
>> What does that OEM stand for? It's urgent! Thanks!

>
>


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Old 05-22-2007
ilogik
 

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Re: What is an oem?
On May 22, 7:50 am, Gab <G...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Guys i need help. My product id looks like this: 12345-OEM-1234567-12345.
> What does that OEM stand for? It's urgent! Thanks!


Gab, post the entire number and I will be able to tell you if its
genuine.

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Old 05-22-2007
KristleBawl
 

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Re: What is an oem?
Really? No need to post the entire number, or even check if it's genuine!
<rolls eyes>

That has nothing to do with the original question. Besides, asking for
specific information gives the less experienced users the idea it's ok to
post details online. ( shame on you! )

Your intentions may be honorable, but there are many people out there that
might try to abuse the system with detailed information.

It's called *Social Engineering* and involves asking for detailed
information, whicvh eventually leads to trusting private information to the
whole world in public messages.

( this public service message brought to you for the benefit of the other
people out there that don't know this yet. ) LOL

KB

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> Gab, post the entire number and I will be able to tell you if its
> genuine.
>


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