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 Get a Life on Fri 17th Feb 2006 14:46 UTC
Get a Life
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2006-01-01

As everyone knows, every restriction in an EULA is a morally-binding contract that if you violate even the slightest means that your computer is a piece of crap and you live in your mother's basement. Not buying a new license of Windows along with every new motherboard harms Microsoft's business model and is tantamount to robbery!

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