Can you use an OEM install disk of Windows for use via bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MartinAppleGuy, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    Can you use an OEM install disk of Windows for use via bootcamp? Or does it have to be a retail disk?
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Yeah an OEM disk is fine.
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You can, but the activation key will be permanently tied to your iMac and cannot be transferred.
     
  4. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    It can be transferred with a phone call to Microsoft. I've done it several times over the past few years.

    Answering the OP ?, yes, I've only used an OEM install disk.
     

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