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OEM Disks

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mat1250, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. Mat1250

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    Are OEM disk important if I want to repair other peoples computers? If so why?
     
  2. SUEOHIO

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    I would say they are important to use because if you have to use the COA product code a retail version wont work when it comes time for it to be activated.it wont accept the product key thats on the computer.if you are working on a dell then use a dell oem or if its an hp an hp oem etc because it recognizes the unique motherboard configuration of each computer.thats the way ive always understood it anyway. if someone has a better explaination im sure they will have a better answer.
     
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    Just my two cents but I would say no. Firstly because OEM (HP, Dell, Toshiba etc etc) just come with a bunch of bloatware (trial programs etc.). The only things you need to work on others computers are startup disk, system disks (OS), diagnostic software, and some anti-virus. OEMs don't seem to provide much in terms of making the actually computer work. All a computer needs is a hard drive, video card, power supply, motherboard, RAM, sound card, network card and a BIOS and you should be able to get it up and running after getting the OS installed.

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    I have dell oems and all they have on them is the operating system nothing else.They dont even have the drivers on them.on the other hand when ive used restore/recovery disks which takes it back to the way it was when it left the factory then you get all of the stuff that was put on there originally that you may or may not want.
     
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