Most folk and even techs can't get a laptop fully functioning today. I don't know your skill levels but will write that the office is taking in Windows 10 laptops without any issue. We had a temp ban on 8 for a time but Classic Shell addressed that issue.
But back to you. Since all makers don't hold hands on the OS, driver and app install will you be OK with that?
As to the retail license, that's in name only It was a move to sell the OS and support separately.
I am planning to buy laptop for personal use and please suggest which of the following windows license is suitable.
1) Buy blank laptop and install windows 8.1 cd OEM
2) Pre-installed laptop windows 8.1 from manufacturer
3) Buy blank laptop and install windows 8.1 cd Retail
Q) What is the differences comparing option 1 & 2 because both will give OEM license of windows finally?
Q) How to get retail license of windows 8.1 because microsoft is no more selling that in market?
Q) Which one is good windows 8.1 or windows 10?
Looking forward your reply. Thank you.