|31 Oct 2012||#3|
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How to Tell
The sticker is either on the base, or in the battery compartment of most laptops. If there is no COA sticker, then the machine originally shipped without Windows installed, andou would therefore have had to purchase a license for Windows. Most laptops come with Windows preinstalled - and paid for.
You have to buy a license to run Windows, because otherwise you are stealing someone else's intellectual property.
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