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This netcast explains how the Vista license works and how it will effect you -- the enthusiast. Basically, you the enthusiast won't be affected by the "one license per one hardware" limitation...If you own the full version XP Pro and have changed your hardware multiple times, that is exactly how the Vista version will work. Only the OEM Vista licenses will follow the one license per one hardware. Anyhoo, listen to this to learn the ins and outs of the Windows Vista License.<br />
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So in the retail version, we can change the hardware as many times as we like?<br />
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I'm assuming that, as I'm too busy to listen to the mp3.
 

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Thank you!!!
 

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Wait, we can change the hardware with the retail version?<br />
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Sweetness
 

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YES! I like Linux, but Windows still has to big of a grip on the gaming industry for me to completely give them up.
 

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I gotta tell my dad... this was like the only reason he was holding back.
 

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Back to vista for me <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> Gotta start saving now...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Back to vista for me <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> Gotta start saving now...</div>

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</div>Me too... that's probably my summer upgrades... watercooling, DX10, and Vista. <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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however, the vista limitation will be just as tripable as the xp one (i've had xp do it twice)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">however, the vista limitation will be just as tripable as the xp one (i've had xp do it twice)</div>
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I've had XP do it like 5 times. It's the same every time though, just call them up and and they give you a new activation code.
 

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I think I'd rather wait for the final word and by that I mean, from Microsoft itself. Too many people speculating what will happen and what won't happen, so let's just see what really MS is upto, guessing is not an option here.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've had XP do it like 5 times. It's the same every time though, just call them up and and they give you a new activation code.</div>
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This was driven into the ground on another thread:<br>
1) OEM license is specific to that hardware. Re-install all you like, just don't change the moterboard.<br>
2) Retail (enthusiast) license is open to any hardware changes. It's a "floating" license to be re-used at will on any computer as long as it's only on one computer at a time.<br><br>
What was freaking everyone out was #2 being changed to #1. And that is apparently not true.
 

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Why are you saying that it isn't true? Go to M$'s website and read the license for yourself - it clearly limits transfers to one per license. This doesn't come from some analyst - it comes directly from M$.<br><br>
Look for yourself - it can be found <a href="http://download.microsoft.com/documents/useterms/Windows%20Vista_Home%20Premium_English_66716c9b-88ec-4a8b-bf56-31a72651b7a3.pdf" target="_blank">here</a><br><br>
Read section 15
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Why are you saying that it isn't true? Go to M$'s website and read the license for yourself - it clearly limits transfers to one per license. This doesn't come from some analyst - it comes directly from M$.<br><br>
Look for yourself - it can be found <a href="http://download.microsoft.com/documents/useterms/Windows%20Vista_Home%20Premium_English_66716c9b-88ec-4a8b-bf56-31a72651b7a3.pdf" target="_blank">here</a><br><br>
Read section 15</div>
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You are looking at one revision of the EULA. We have to wait for the "Enthusiast" EULA. I'm sure it will be expensive.
 

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LOL<br>
the other day every was hating Vista and now today its back to wanting it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">LOL<br>
the other day every was hating Vista and now today its back to wanting it.</div>
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I don't love it, I just want the option without living in fear of the M$ thought police.
 

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I will still wait for final word from MS. Seems like there's alot of rumors going on for anybody to finalize a decision.
 

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this is directly from M$. it may change if there is enough of an outcry - but as things stand the License terms state that there is one transfer and one transfer only<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">You are looking at one revision of the EULA. We have to wait for the "Enthusiast" EULA. I'm sure it will be expensive.</div>
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I'm not sure what you mean by enthusiast eula - but the retail license is the license targeted towards enthusiasts - and that's the license they posted. that's the license that restricts you to one transfer
 

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WOOT WINDOWS WEEKLEY i listen to it every week "paul and leo are really good i recomend that netcast or podcast what ever u want to call it to everyone. Also i recomend everyone go here<a href="http://twit.tv" target="_blank">Twit homepage</a><br />
go get the security now netcast it's a must have for any geek
 
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