Buying a Mac with Windows OEM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thefoo, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. thefoo macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Hey, I see at least one vendor shipping Macs with BTO options including Windows installed through bootcamp or parallels at prices that must mean OEM copies.

    Since technically you are buying a new system, can Microsoft claim OEM cannot be bought with a new Mac?

    I would want the satisfaction of installing it myself, though.. ;-)
  2. Gav macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    Doubt it.

    The only thing is, apparently your not allowed to use Vista Basic on a Mac, which I think is a bit weird.
  3. compugeek25 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2006
    Actually, just to clarify, Microsoft has only said that the Vista home versions are not allowed to be run in virtualization software, such as Parallels. Since bootcamp isn't virtualization and is installing Vista in its own partition....everything is fine :)
  4. thefoo thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Don't worry too much over the licensing. See my other post on the subject - I've spent considerable time on the phone with Microsoft UK Licensing on the matter.

    What interests me more is whether the OEM license has any clauses other than "must be sold together with an essential PC component such as hard drive, RAM, motherboard, entire system" or other phrasiology.

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