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I have a CD key for an older desktop, and I lost the actual install CD. I was wondering if it would be okay torrent a CD file and then use my CD key.
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post #2 of 9
I believe so, since you already own a copy
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The issue with torrenting is that you are uploading, which is illegal even if you have a physical copy. Will you get sued for it though? probably not.
 
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post #4 of 9
don't MS let you download from their site if you have the installation key?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RedCloudFuneral View Post
don't MS let you download from their site if you have the installation key?
http://techpp.com/2009/11/11/downloa...ownload-links/
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Honestly I think only Apple cares about it, they don't like the idea of a hackintosh being made. Other than that I don't think MS cares. I believe Windows is technically free to use but if you want to use it more than the "trial" you need a license. I'm not sure if MS has officially stated that you are free to share the OS but I'm sure they don't really care as long as you aren't illegally using a license.
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post #8 of 9
Use Bitthief lol
Regular torrent freaks gets peed off when they hear that name lol
post #9 of 9
Best thing is to call the manufacturer for an actual install disk. Most will send them out with no issues.

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