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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by JohanM on Fri 17th Feb 2006 15:10 UTC
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Come on, who is going to buy a 120 EUR Windows package with an 80 EUR motherboard. No-one I know!
Can anyone honestly say that they would consider this? I think not!
I don't understand why Microsoft would want this. They have their monopoly, so why come up with this childish rule?
Instead of convincing me to use Window$, this is chasing me even further away.

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