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OEM System Builder Licenses in bulk, where to buy?

    Question

  • Hi Everybody,

    We are deploying windows 7 on some 6000 machines manufactured in our factory in China. Having tried different avenues, best we've got offered from various MS partners were 6000 DVDs. Could somebody advise who to address/how to purchase 1 master key with several licenses on it, in order to mass-deploy and off-line activate customers' computers, please?

    Thanks in advance

    GK

     

    Wednesday, 1 December 2010 5:30 PM

Answers

  • Hello clausoft,

    If you are manufacturing the computer and then selling them to customers, your options are to be a systembuilder/OEM or a Royalty OEM.  Royalty OEMs get their own deployment product keys and use the SLP method for activation.

    If you are building 6,000 computers a day, you might qualify for Royalty OEM status.  Otherwise, you are a systembuilder/OEM and must use the OEM Preinstallation Kit to preinstall Windows onto the computers, and you must affix a CoA to each computer, and you must provide a genuine Microsoft hologrammed installation disc with each computer.  You can also provide an on-disc recovery partition-style recovery system, but this is an added extra---doing so does not relieve you of the requirement to provide discs to your customers.

    Have a look here:  http://oem.microsoft.com/script/contentpage.aspx?pageid=565701

    Wednesday, 1 December 2010 6:24 PM