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 Post subject: NEWEGG OEM Windows 7 Process
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:29 pm 
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Anyone have any experience with an OEM Op system from Newegg?

instructions on the Op Sys Disc packaging says to download an OPK from a Microsoft site first....then you can load up the OEM Op system.


it took me 3 + hours and I really do not know what I signed up for......they treat you as some kind of manufacturer. After I got thru the body cavity check and was given permission to download the OPK......a 1.9 gig file downloaded to my working pc.

chicken or egg syndrome?


so do I burn the 1.9 gig file to a DVD and put it in the platter of my brand new hard drive and hope it tells me when to put the Win 7 Op System disc in its place?


or do I put in the op system disc and wait until it pukes and asks for the OPK?


Microsoft site is absolutely no help.

Plus I hope they don't start looking for royalties every month. I bet I have to get on the phone with someone in New Delhi for 5 hours of nonsense to get out of this....it was worse than signing up for Life Insurance.


Already have the RMA..........if no one has gone thru this and can share with me a step by step process by Friday, I will spring the extra 140 bucks and buy the retail version.

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 Post subject: Re: NEWEGG OEM Windows 7 Process
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:11 pm 
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I cannot say I have.....I think this is why I went with the retail version in the first place. I usually trust my gut feeling. :rofl: Follow the crowd, and get the same thing 90% of the users get. :rofl:

I would just get the Retail Version. I think you will have much better customer service/support as well. Plus, no extra files to download, etc. Just pop in the disc and install. :goodluck:

From what I am hearing of your current experience, it doesnt seem like fun. Dont even bother to wait the extra day, just RMA and get the Retail. Save yourself from future problems. :D

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 Post subject: Re: NEWEGG OEM Windows 7 Process
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:46 pm 
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zaksdad12,

I have never went through or even heard of the process you are talking about :wtf: I have build two pc's using oem versions of Windows 7 and have not had to do any of that or had any issues with this.

All I did was:

1.) Order products

2.) Build PC

3.) Slide in windows install disk

4.) Install windows and enter code from package the disk came with.

5.) Install drivers/chipset, video, ect...


Shouldn't be any more than this :goodluck:

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks,

Dean

P.S. Here is a simple video on installing W7 OEM (there are many to choose from if you search on youtube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1W55hYgVjg

Here is also a thread I found on the Evga Forums, this person is basically asking the same question as you.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=58 ... dows+7+oem

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 Post subject: Re: NEWEGG OEM Windows 7 Process
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:37 pm 
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This is a no-issue.

When it is all assembled.....post the motherboard like normal.
Do not be on the internet.
Insert the disc like any other retail.
Input the key like any other.
40 mins later you have a desktop.

I stressed on that nazi Microsoft packaging for nothing.

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Win Pro 7 64-BT
Western Digital 300G 10K Raptor
WD 1TB Black storage internal.
Seagate 1 TB storage (trying out Seagate 1st time)
Corsair Dominator 2Gx3 TR3X6G1600C8D
HAF-X 942 (I Like)
PSU Cooler Master RSA00-80GAD3 1000W Gold Modular


kids get my "old" Dell:
Stock Dell XPS 630i
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 2.66GHz
MB - Stock Dell
RAM - 4GB stock Dell
PSU - Stock 750W
GPU - (1) stock 9800 GT
HD - (2) 320GB, S2, 7200 Western Digital, RAID 0.
Sound- Creative SB X-Fi
Op Sys - Windows 7 Ultimate x32


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