Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2006 12:41 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows "Microsoft recently made a change to the licence agreement saying that a new motherboard is equal to a new computer, hence you need to purchase a new Windows licence. Here is what Microsoft has to say: "An upgrade of the motherboard is considered to result in a 'new personal computer' to which Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred from another computer. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created and the license of new operating system software is required." Please note that this does not go for retail copies of Windows, but only for OEM versions.
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Not enforceable in Finland
by mario on Fri 17th Feb 2006 13:21 UTC
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2005-07-06

and perhaps in most other places in the EU. And when I say not enforceable, I mean the whole OEM-is-not-for-resale or even Software-is-not-for-resale thingy. Here in Finland anyone can sell their software totally leagally. Here we own the damn thing, and do with it as we please.

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