Posts Tagged ‘OEM’

OEM Updaters Put PCs at Risk

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

A lot of the information in this article sort of goes without saying, but it still serves as a nice reminder …

A study by Duo Security, Inc suggests that OEM Updaters, programs designed by PC manufacturers to update vendor-specific software, do more harm than good as they put PCs at risk. Prebuild desktop computers, laptops and tablets ship with a set of added applications and programs more often than not. Commonly referred to as crapware, these programs add little value to the system and are often comprised of trial versions, shortcuts, and programs created by the manufacturer of the device.


Report – Windows 10 Upgrade May Turn Retail OS into OEM Version

Monday, March 28th, 2016

It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out after the free Windows 10 upgrades end in July 2016.

Microsoft’s free upgrade offer to Windows 10 stands until July 2016. Customers who work on genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 systems may upgrade those systems to Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 10 free of charge. It does not matter whether the source operating system is an OEM or Retail version, as both upgrade just fine to the new OS.