What is the difference between OEM softeware and other types. I need to buy a full working version of Windows XP with service pack 2 as I have been sold a computer with a dodgy version on it that will not update to servcie pack 2 etc. Is is worth buyinh a "full" version or will an OEM version by OK
The Retail boxed software will allow you to move XP to another machine if you first uninstall from the previous PC.It also covers you for free technical support from Microsoft engineers.
OEM means it can only be used on the PC it is first installed on and there is no free support from Microsoft although you still get all the updates and access to their on-line support such as knowledge base etc.OEM is nearly a third the price of Retail.