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Good work.

FYI I have upgraded many many OEM systems till the OS locks. I then call MicroShaft and tell them that my such and such died and I replaced it. They ask if it is the only system the OS is on and I say yes and they give me a new key.

In fact many times it will do this without the phone call by going online and reupping the license status automatically.

Sooooo...in reality that supposed benefit that the swollen price tag of retail provides is actually available to anyone with a phone...

Second I would say the phone support from MicroShaft is about as valuable as a Mexican Foodstamp.

Third ...there is no third

Fourth...why give MS anymore money than you have too....
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
Good work.

FYI I have upgraded many many OEM systems till the OS locks. I then call MicroShaft and tell them that my such and such died and I replaced it. They ask if it is the only system the OS is on and I say yes and they give me a new key.

In fact many times it will do this without the phone call by going online and reupping the license status automatically.

Sooooo...in reality that supposed benefit that the swollen price tag of retail provides is actually available to anyone with a phone...

Second I would say the phone support from MicroShaft is about as valuable as a Mexican Foodstamp.

Third ...there is no third

Fourth...why give MS anymore money than you have too....
I was going to put that you can easily re-activate an OEM copy, but i remember a thread about such things not so long back and it stated that according to the TOS. Speaking of such things is not permitted, so i didn't put it
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