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What's required for a new gaming laptop: NO OS installed

by MackbookPro / August 29, 2017 12:49 AM PDT

Hi all,

Any peeps here with experience dealing with clean OS-free gaming laptops(or better, Sager/Gigabyte ones), i need some advice.

Currently got the OEM key on the cheap already, so i figured why waste an extra 80 bucks just to get the lapaop with win 10 OS installed right?

So anyone here got a kinda detailed set of installation advice i could follow for a clean Sager/gaming laptop?(Like what drivers have to be sourced and downloaded on my own, i heard for custombuilt brands like Sager they even have custom apps that have to be sourced and downloaded). From my understanding, all this is already done on laptops that come with an installed OS

Or rather, what's the DIFFERENCE between buying a laptop with pre-installed OS and simply using a cheapass OEM key on a clean one?


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2017 8:26 AM PDT

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Well the difference is the OEM
by orlbuckeye / August 29, 2017 6:03 AM PDT

get the OEM windows from MS and is a valid key. Purchasing a key from a 3rd party can be risky as they tend to be MSDN keys or other sources that may not be authorized keys.

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By authorized I mean
by orlbuckeye / August 29, 2017 6:04 AM PDT

authorized to the link selling the key.

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