Installing Win 7 Oem To Macbook

Im a pc and mac user, my laptop is a macbook pro. My work requires me to use windows to run windows specific programs so on the way home i dropped into a pc store and asked for a copy of windows 7 premium. They handed a "no frills" copy used for once only installs oem. Got home, reading the pack, looking on the net.confused. This oem eula is not as clear as it could be really. I want to install it on my mbp in boot camp, the guy at the shop said its alright. I have seen it writtenoem versions of windows 7 are identical to full license retail versions except for the following:

- Oem versions do not offer any free microsoft direct support from microsoft support personnel

- Oem licenses are tied to the very first computer you install and activate it on

- Oem versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard

- Oem versions cannot be used to directly upgrade from an older windows operating systemso, microsoft. Can i install this legitimate windows copy i just bought on my new machine (clean install, never ran windows before) or do i need to get a technician to do it for me at the shop before its legal? It seems a bit silly to me. Seriously. When i bought my car they didn't tell me which roads to drive on and not to drive on.

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