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WIN7 PRO OA

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  • Here is the wonghka. My company bought 100 HP pc's. The sticker key has Windows 7 Pro OA.  It is Win7 Pro 32 or 64 bit? Thanks for any info.
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:28 AM

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  • "wonghka" wrote in message news:fb0f14d4-91bc-4655-afa0-fba6ee6cd2cc...
    Here is the wonghka. My company bought 100 HP pc's. The sticker key has Windows 7 Pro OA.  It is Win7 Pro 32 or 64 bit? Thanks for any info.

    It should say in your system specs - check with your supplier.

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:01 PM
  • I believe Noel is correct.  The only way (that I know of) to tell if those Windows 7s installed on those PCs are 32 or 64 bit installs is to turn the PCs on and see.

    Once you turn on the PC, just click the Start button, right-click Computer and select Properties.  There will be a line that will show either:

    System Type: 32-Bit Operatiing System

    or

    System Type: 64-bit Operating System

     

    Hope that helps,


    Darin MS
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 2:59 AM

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  • "wonghka" wrote in message news:fb0f14d4-91bc-4655-afa0-fba6ee6cd2cc...
    Here is the wonghka. My company bought 100 HP pc's. The sticker key has Windows 7 Pro OA.  It is Win7 Pro 32 or 64 bit? Thanks for any info.

    It should say in your system specs - check with your supplier.

    --


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:01 PM
  • I believe Noel is correct.  The only way (that I know of) to tell if those Windows 7s installed on those PCs are 32 or 64 bit installs is to turn the PCs on and see.

    Once you turn on the PC, just click the Start button, right-click Computer and select Properties.  There will be a line that will show either:

    System Type: 32-Bit Operatiing System

    or

    System Type: 64-bit Operating System

     

    Hope that helps,


    Darin MS
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 2:59 AM
  • I believe OA means both 32-Bit and 64-Bit, but only one at the time.

    Usually comes with laptops if i ain't totally wrong, and you should be able to decide whichever you want using the recovery options, or with a third Windows DVD within the same brand.
    (old post, i know. but the answer is still as valid as before)

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 7:06 AM
  • @Niontiin,

    "...if i ain't totally wrong..."

    You are totally wrong.  "OA" is synonomous with "OEM" (preactivated) and the product key is for the version (x86 or x64) originally installed.  Type 2 OEM SLP (original equipment manufacturer system-locked pre-installation) license product keys are architecture specific.  It makes no difference whether or not the computer is a laptop, netbook, all-in-one, desktop, or rattrap.  It is the source of the software installation, not its target that matters. 

    Royalty manufacturers like HP, Dell, Sony, etc. are licensed to use the SLP technology.  Type 2 licenses require a valid SLIC (System Licensed Internal Code) in the BIOS on the motherboard.  Type 2 licenses cannot be valid on a system that does not have the correct code in the BIOS.  If the code in the BIOS becomes corrupted in some way the user must convert the license to Type 8 OEM COA by entering the COA product key to reactivate.  A Type 8 license does not read the SLIC table.

    Non-royalty manufacturers and fabricators (custom builders) use Type 3 System Builder licenses.  These are custom builders, consultants, Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers (minimum of 5,000 units), and Microsoft Registered Refurbishers (less than 5,000 units).

    Type 5 Retail licenses are used in any transferrable license whether sold in a store or through a program subscription such as MSDN, TechNet, BizSpark, etc.  The term "retail" does not mean "boxed copy" and it does not necessarily mean re-saleable.  It means transferrable from one computer to another.  Whether or not a license is re-saleable depends on the source of the license.  Subscription licenses are always Not-for-Resale.

    Type 1 (KMS) and 6 (MAK) licenses are volume licenses (VLK) and are Not-for-Resale licenses. 


    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 7:55 PM
  • thank you.  finally an actual ANSWER, with some actual 'meat' to it.  thank you for the explanations.
    Sunday, June 22, 2014 1:20 AM