- Go to My Computer -> Properties -> General
- Check under the "Registered to:" field and look at the product ID, which is separated into 4 groups of characters
- If the 2nd group is all numbers, it is Retail, otherwise it will say OEM
Monday, February 1, 2010
Windows: Is it oem or retail?
I have a bunch of Windows installs, and I can't tell if they are OEM or Retail installs. Usually they are OEM, but sometimes I'm surprised. There is a quick and easy way to tell (within Windows) if it's OEM or retail: