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What does OEM mean?


What does OEM mean?
OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufactuer. It usually specifies that the version is not for RETAIL sale. OEM software titles are usually bundled with Computer Systems. Example wouyld be if you Bought a new laptop by Dell , that has Microsoft Windows XP Professional already installed on the system, the CD-Rom disc for re-installing Win XP Pro, should you need to, would be referred to as a OEM version... OEM versions are usually lacking commercial packaging, manuals, and are normally only sold with a piece of hardware.

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