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Posted: 7/1/2015 9:09:19 PM EDT
I bought a copy of Win 7/64 Home Premium from an online retailer, for a build I am working on. It is an OEM system builder version. I haven't broken the seal on the package yet.

On the front of the package, it says to use the pre-installation tools, and refers the user to their website. Can anyone tell me more about this? Are these tools necessary, or can one put the disk in the DVD/CD drive and get it to install?
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 9:20:37 PM EDT
The reference to "pre-installation tools" is for system builders.  You are an end user.  Go ahead and just install it.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 10:11:20 PM EDT
And remember as an OEM license, it is married to the machine once you install it. It's a violation of the EULA to transfer it to a new motherboard.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 10:31:59 PM EDT
Understood; thanks.
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