With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft is offering a simple upgrade license for retail—a departure from the Windows 7 Retail License. The System Builder License is still the license used to preinstall Windows 8 on new PCs that you sell. The System Builder License also has a new usage right, the Personal Use License.
Experience a fun, interactive guide that will help you learn about the opportunities around unlicensed PCs, Windows 7 desktop licensing, and Microsoft’s legalization solutions for your customers. “Spin the wheel” for information about Windows 7 desktop licensing, including:
- How you can help your customers understand Microsoft Windows 7 desktop licensing.
- How customers might become victims of unlicensed PCs.
- Options for legalization.
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The following Microsoft OEM System Builder Licensing resources include licensing information relating to Microsoft products and the importance of genuine Microsoft software for the System Builder audience.
| |OEM System Builder Licensing guide .pdf 3.63 MB
This guide will help you understand Microsoft licensing for Windows 8, Office 2013, Office 365, and Windows Server products. Topics include how to acquire, preinstall, and distribute Microsoft software on computers you build and sell.
| |A Fun Way to Get Licensing Information .html 4 KB
Get Microsoft OEM System Builder licensing information for Windows 7, Office 2010, and Windows Server products in this comprehensive and easy to follow interactive video.
Learn how to ensure System Builder License requirements are outlined appropriately in distributor, e-tailer, and reseller product messaging or advertising.
Get the system builder license requirements now. .pdf 71 KB