Can I use an OEM version of Windows to install on a Mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by fendeanson, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. fendeanson macrumors newbie

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    I'm considering installing Windows on a Mac. I'm wondering if I can use an OEM version, or if I have to buy a standard full version of Windows?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Can, yes. May, not really.

    Check this post and the thread around it for a recent discussion of this http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9758722&postcount=23

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  3. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    It violates Microsoft's licensing terms.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Could be within the terms if the OP was planning on reselling the Mac and supporting the Windows install to the unrelated third party, no?

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