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If you go shopping online for Windows 7, you'll find OEM System Builder copies at significant discounts from full retail prices. Microsoft's own web sites and support forums give conflicting, confusing, often inaccurate information about these products. What's an honest consumer supposed to do? by Ed Bott

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