I've asked around A LOT but nobody was able to give me a proper and 100% sure answer. Then I found this forum, I hope you guys will know.
I have a 10 year old computer in my office, it's running Windows ME OEM and Office 2003 Basic OEM and it has to be replaced.
I will buy components myself and build a brand new computer (the only think I'm keeping is the case as it's a standart ATX case).
I would like to buy Windows 7 for the computer in question. Now, my question is: can I buy an OEM version and where?
I would, of course, like to make the build as cheap as possible and I'm not sure how to go about buying Windows 7 for this build for it to bo perfectly legal (maybe I should note that I live in Europe).
So, hand picked components, I will build it, it's for the business environment (an office computer) - what's the easiest and cheapest way to get legal Windows 7 on it?
I prefer 7 over 8 because I'm planning to use the old Office 2003 Basic OEM on it (Office 2003 is compatible with Windows 7 but not Windows 8, or so I've read).
So the 2nd question is: would that be legal - installing old Office 2003 Basic OEM on the new Windows 7 PC?
Thank you in advance!