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Windows 7: Windows 7 reinstall to reset the re-arms! This legal?

31 Jul 2009   #1
Mani

 
Windows 7 reinstall to reset the re-arms! This legal?

hi

I have Windows 7 32-bit and I am going to do the re-arm thing to make it last 120 days. Once this period is used up, I know I can just do a reinstall to start it all again, but is this illegal?

Of course if it is, then I will just buy it like I did with XP and Vista.

Thanks,

Mani


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31 Jul 2009   #2
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I would say this is legal. I had a copy of server that was only good for 60 days and it said you could just reinstall it after that time if you wanted to continue using it past 60 days. It was distributed with a book for learning server so you could take the certification exam and came from microsoft.

So I would imagine this is the same thing. But the fact you have to reinstall every so often is what keeps something like this from being a real problem for microsoft.

After all it's not like you would want to keep reinstalling the OS over and over.
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31 Jul 2009   #3
Mani

 

Thanks, I would like to know from someone who is sure it is or isn't though .
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31 Jul 2009   #4
Antman

 

You could read the Microsoft Software License Terms EULA that you agreed to in order to install the OS. Then, you would know.


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31 Jul 2009   #5
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

If you're going to do that, build a copy with all your programs/settings installed. It'll save you some headaches.
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31 Jul 2009   #6
Mani

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
If you're going to do that, build a copy with all your programs/settings installed. It'll save you some headaches.
I have no idea how to do that!
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31 Jul 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Just purchase it and you wont have to worry about such things will you?
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31 Jul 2009   #8
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

legal? in a word ...... no. plain and simple. just no.
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01 Aug 2009   #9
Mani

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Just purchase it and you wont have to worry about such things will you?
I have already purchased it using pre-order discount. I wanted to know if reinstalling for this purpose was legal, if it was then I would have cancelled the order.

You seem to be suggesting that I am trying to avoid paying using non-legal methods, which is not the case, try and read the thread title clearly next time.

I paid for XP, Vista and now Win7.
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01 Aug 2009   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mani View Post
I have already purchased it using pre-order discount. I wanted to know if reinstalling for this purpose was legal, if it was then I would have cancelled the order.

You seem to be suggesting that I am trying to avoid paying using non-legal methods, which is not the case, try and read the thread title clearly next time.

I paid for XP, Vista and now Win7.
I read the thread title perfectly ..
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Windows 7 reinstall to reset the re-arms! This legal?


then you go on to say that if it was, you were going to cancel your order ... so yes it sounded like you were trying to get something without paying for it... if on the other hand you had already ordered the upgrade version, then what exactly was the reason for your post??
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