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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RE: EULA Ammendments
by RenatoRam on Fri 17th Feb 2006 16:21 UTC in reply to "EULA Ammendments"
RenatoRam
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2005-11-14

Sound like pretty illegal business practice to me.

Try changing unilaterally the conditions of a contract in any other business, and see how long you will last.

Hell, in italy even banks (which tend to change terms and conditions unilaterally because are powerful) are bound to let you know officially, and you have one month to recede from the contract with no expenses, if you do not agree.

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