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Whoever was in charge of that effort has some 'splainin' to do, because no such language is available on any of the online retail sites I checked.I used Microsoft's own "decision engine" to shop for a single copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit edition.

If you're confused by all this information (or lack thereof), you might do what several would-be buyers did and visit Microsoft's Windows 7 forums, where you can get your questions answered by Microsoft support engineers and MVPs.A document containing this graphic was available just last year, in fact: [Update: Some people reading this article seem a bit confused.The following language was not actually part of the Windows license agreement.A consumer is expected to read the license agreement printed in tiny type on the outside of the OEM System Builder software package and then translate its dense legalese into plain English (PDF here): Once, not so long ago, Microsoft officially allowed hobbyists and Windows enthusiasts to use discounted OEM System Builder copies on new PCs built for personal use.Last year, in a post titled OEM licensing confusion starts at Microsoft.com, I posted pictures of official, Microsoft-produced documents that made this policy crystal-clear, in plain English.If you look at any online shopping site that caters to PC enthusiasts, you'll find these copies displayed alongside the upgrade and full license packages that Microsoft says retail customers are supposed to buy.

My friend and fellow Windows expert Paul Thurrott just posted a thorough look at the Windows 7 OEM System Builder package, complete with pictures.

After installation, an OEM copy is essentially indistinguishable from a retail copy.

Many readers tell me they bought that software and installed it on their own new (or old) PC, happily saving a significant chunk of change in the process.

But I deliberately left one type of Windows license off that list, because it deserves its own special place in the Corporate Communications Hall of Shame.

I'm talking about OEM System Builder licenses for Windows desktop editions.

These Microsoft Answers forums generally do a good job on technical questions.