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 Smartpatrol on Fri 17th Feb 2006 16:22 UTC
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I wouldn't be pissed about this if their OS were a resonable price. You think for a second i am going to invest another $200 into another copy of the exact same OS i bought previously for $200? Its like if i upgraded my CD player and had to buy copies of the same music over again. And they wonder why their software is pirated so damn much! Reduce the price to $100 and add some value to buying another copy and i might consider it.

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