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Refurbished windows 7 question

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Denzil01, Sep 23, 2012.

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  1. Denzil01

    Denzil01 Thread Starter

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    Basically I am just building my new pc and need to get a copy of windows 7. I plan to get windows 7 home premium 64-bit OEM edition. When i went to buy it for £73 i noticed there was a link advertising it for £43. This is from Amazon. The only difference i can see is that this one is refurbished. Just wondering what this means, since it only has one use so how can it be refurbished? does it mean they have just re-used an old disc and got a new product key for it? is this legit or is i better to get the full price new version? thanks for any help.
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    A refurbished OEM would be illegal since the OEM version cannot legally be re-used as it is tied to the specific hardware.
    I would steer well clear.
     
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