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Originally Posted by Connaught View Post
"* Windows discs that came with another computer may not be used with Boot Camp for both technical and legal reasons, although you may use a non-branded OEM disc (also known as "OEM for System Builders")."

OK... is the REALLY true and if so, exactly why?
Legal: The OEM license is tied specifically to the system it was bundled with. Using it with another computer is forbidden by the End User License Agreement you agreed to abide by when you booted your system for the first time.

Technical: Many OEM discs are custom tailored for the hardware they were sold with. Often, OEM discs contain a hard disk image that is restored to your hard drive upon using it. This image contains specific drivers and software for the computer you purchased it with.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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