Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 6th Sep 2010 21:56 UTC
Windows In previous OS News articles, I've claimed that mature computers up to ten years old can be refurbished and made useful. My last article identified and evaluated different ways to refurbish these computers. One approach is to keep the existing Windows install and clean it up. This has the advantage of retaining the Windows license and software, the installed applications, and the existing drivers. But it takes some work. In this article we'll see what this entails.
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RE: Just to make it clear
by DrillSgt on Tue 7th Sep 2010 01:28 UTC in reply to "Just to make it clear"
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This is only legal if you are the original licensee.
You cannot pass on a Windows license. Any new purpose/computer owner/user needs a new license, legally.
Ernie Ball uses Linux on all their workstations and servers because MS sued them for 5 figures, and refused to let them simply pay for the new license (they didn't even know that it wasn't permitted by the license terms).


Huh?? What are you smoking? Of course you can transfer the license, and in fact OEM licenses are transferable, as they go with the machine they came with, not a specific person. Volume licenses are different of course, but both Retail and OEM are transferable.

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