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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RenatoRam
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2005-11-14

Just because some company prints it on paper it does make it true.

The laws of a lot of countries put limit to what a contract can impose on the customer. If a clause is considered vexatory the customer has to agree to it SPECIFICALLY (with ANOTHER signature).

And still (even if a clause was agreed), a judge can rule a clause null because it imposes illegal restrictions no matter what. It happens all the time.

And EULAs are pretty much all void and null in the European Union. Tested in court many times, expecially in Germany.

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