The Meaning of OEM License

OEM stands for "original equipment manufacturer" and OEM License is a phrase that refers to software that is sold to computer builders and hardware manufacturers (OEMs), for the purpose of bundling with computer hardware.

We offer Windows 10 OEM License at the most competitive prices in the market. OEM License generally refers to an enterprise that makes available to computer manufacturers software such as the Windows 10 operating system or others that can only be sold with a new computer. OEM components are usually delivered without packaging and with no frills.

What's the different: OEM KEY vs. RETAIL KEY

In use, there is no difference at all between OEM Key or Retail Key. Both are full versions of the operating system, and as such include all the features, updates, and functionality that you would expect from Windows 10.

With OEM Key

  1. Lack of Microsoft technical support: If you run into problems with hardware compatibility or encounter activation issues, calling Microsoft for help will probably end up with you being told to contact the manufacturer of your device.
  2. OEM Key is locked to the motherboard on which it was first activated. If you change the motherboard on your PC, you’ll have to pay out for a new copy of Windows 10, as the old one won’t re-activate on the new motherboard.

With Retail Key

When you buy a Retail copy of Windows 10 you can use it on more than one PC/Mac. Retail Key is not bound to the motherboard. It can be transferred from one PC to another so long as it's only one at a time. Retail keys also qualify for support from Microsoft.