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Windows 7: Multi-Machine, Multi-License?

29 Nov 2011   #21
NoelDP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Was that personal attack really needed???
Probably not - but there were also off-forum things happening, and it was not meant as a personal attack, simply a comment that 'richnrockville had not bothered to read his own references.


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29 Nov 2011   #22
NoelDP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Full retail versions of Win7 are expensive. I alway opt for OEM versions - $80 for Home Premium at Newegg. Only limitation is that the license has to stay with the PC where it was first installed. Else it is all the same.
Sorry - please read BOTH sets of License terms - the OEM SB terms (which effectively prohibit installing OEM SB licenses for own use) AND the EULA - which together make plain that the End-User of a self-installed OEM license can expect NO assistance from MS whatever, under the terms of the licenses that said user has agreeed to.

A Retail license entitles the user to a certain amount of support - the OEM license effectively means that the user is on their own, and MS can turn around and say 'tough noogies, it's your problem , not ours'.

They *could* also sue the System Builder (i.e. the end-user/installer) for breach of licensing terms.
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29 Nov 2011   #23
whs
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expect NO assistance from MS whatever
Who needs it. This forum is a much better place to seek help.
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29 Nov 2011   #24
NoelDP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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expect NO assistance from MS whatever
Who needs it. This forum is a much better place to seek help.

<chuckle>
You're probably not wrong!
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