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How to tell an OEM from retail disk ?


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TerryFox

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Hi ... I have this windows 98 disk which I like to know what kind it is for real , Whether its an OEM or retail , How can you tell without installing it ? In the centre I do see the Microsoft / GENUINE and also this ASP0101 X03-43104 ( RM.P1 ) 04

On the disk I see Microsoft
1981-1998 Microsoft
Corporation , All rights reserved.
0398 Part No.X03-30205


I got it from my cousin , Who doesn't know himself what kind it is , He had it for a long time and can't remember how much he paid for it , Supposedly he got it from some tech shop which is no longer there . I
have the license keys as well . So Is there a way to know? Thanks
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Hi TerryFox...

Sounds like the "Real McCoy" to me. If you can see no reference to a machine manufacturer such as Dell or HP, I'd say it's probably retail and genuine.

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Every oem win xp cd i have bought does have the "for distribution with a new PC only" on the CD. This same thing is on my win 95 OSR2, win 98, Win 98SE and Win ME OEM cd's.

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Edited by SRX660, 27 June 2006 - 03:32 AM.

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Hi ... Your both right , I just mde a call to Microsoft to see what they have to say , Well the tech guy said if it has on the disc " For distribution with a new PC only . For product support, contact the manufacturer of your PC " Its an OEM version

So I am glad its not that , It has to be a retail version because I don't see that on the Microsoft 98 disc , Cool

Thx for the tips .

Edited by TerryFox, 27 June 2006 - 03:13 PM.

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