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incorrect, you better read the eula on OEM MS Windows again, retail versions you can do this with, OEM's, it is tied to the first motherboard it is activated on, yes there are ways "around" this, but they aren't any more legal than pirating.
Agree. Technically the OEM copy is "married" to the original hardware it was installed on. So moving a license from a Dell to a new build is wrong and taking the OEM copy from NewEgg to a computer today and then installing 3 years later on a different computer is wrong.
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post #52 of 111
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Linux is open source and free.
Maybe except OpenSUSE, but thats rubbish anyway, get #!
free as in beer or in speech. depends on what distro you use, and which philosophy you follow.

it my be free as in cost, but you will definitely pay in time and patience
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post #53 of 111
One final comment. I just love how the Linux fanboys waste everyone's time. This person is talking about Windows and WANTS windows, keep your personal preferences to yourself and post something ON TOPIC.
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post #54 of 111
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Originally Posted by transhour View Post
incorrect, you better read the eula on OEM MS Windows again, retail versions you can do this with, OEM's, it is tied to the first motherboard it is activated on, yes there are ways "around" this, but they aren't any more legal than pirating.
Not completely true, and this has already been addressed in this thread. I have an OEM version I bought from newegg. All I did was call Microsoft when i rebuilt my computer. They will ask how many computers you are using it on. I said just one, I rebuilt the machine meaning there's a different motherboard/CPU and all that. The guy said cool, and gave me an activation code over the phone.

Boom, that simple. There's a way around it, and it's completely legit.
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Technically no it is not. Everyone has bad employees, ones that don't care, or ones that don't want to be yelled at constantly. If you read the agreement then you would understand that we are correct. You can do what you say with little problems, but it is NOT legit.
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One final comment. I just love how the Linux fanboys waste everyone's time. This person is talking about Windows and WANTS windows, keep your personal preferences to yourself and post something ON TOPIC.
well, you aren't a very happy troll today are you? aren't well liked either eh?

i think offering linux as a solution to this kids problem, is better than in the open talk of piracy and breaking eula's on oem products...
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Technically no it is not. Everyone has bad employees, ones that don't care, or ones that don't want to be yelled at constantly. If you read the agreement then you would understand that we are correct. You can do what you say with little problems, but it is NOT legit.
I read the agreement. It said to call. So I did.

You're telling me my copy of windows at it's current state, activated by Microsoft themselves, isn't legit. That sounds silly.
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post #58 of 111
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I Work on a shop too, and from experience i can say that it does work. If you activate your license and wnat to reactivate it again in a short period of time MS servers will deny the operation. However, if a reasonable amount of time since your last activation has passes, let's say about 1 year, you can activate it again with no problems. If the servers still deny an internet activation, you need to activate by phone. It would make no sense that you had to buy a new retail license every time you need to reinstall your OS.
Microsoft can not leagally hold infomation on a license after 3 years anyway. You don't wanna know how many times I've installed an OEM Windows XP license on 5 seperate machines, and they still work, all updates running.
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post #59 of 111
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I read the agreement. It said to call. So I did.

You're telling me my copy of windows at it's current state, activated by Microsoft themselves, isn't legit. That sounds silly.
According to the information with the OEM software technically it isn't legit. They don't really seem to actively enforce it much but if you talk to one of their people in one of their real offices they will say it isn't legit. The people on the phones for activation are just call center people in India that don't care, if a big red flag doesn't pop up then they just go on with the activation. I've read countless articles and arguments about this. It is silly but technically what I'm saying is true.
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I read the agreement. It said to call. So I did.

You're telling me my copy of windows at it's current state, activated by Microsoft themselves, isn't legit. That sounds silly.
It does sound silly indeed.

Just about as silly as recommending Linux to a Windows user. Why do Linux people keep on doing this? I would rather pay for Windows than run Linux any day as Linux does not run what us Windows users want to run. Pure and simple.
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