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

01 Aug 2009   #11
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I read the thread title perfectly ..

[/B] 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??
Second that.


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01 Aug 2009   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Second that.
Third that. So its carried

K
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01 Aug 2009   #13
Mani

 

lol what's wrong with getting something you want for nothing if it's legal?

but clearly this isn't, so I will just go ahead with the order. I think I've been perfectly reasonable here...

Edit: thread solved.

Edit 2: Added "you want" on the first line to reduce sarcastic remarks!
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01 Aug 2009   #14
Mani

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corpsecrank View Post
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.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
You could read the Microsoft Software License Terms EULA that you agreed to in order to install the OS. Then, you would know.
Forgot to say thanks!
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01 Aug 2009   #15
VegasDen

Win7 x64 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mani View Post
I have already purchased it using pre-order discount.
You seem to be suggesting that I am trying to avoid paying using non-legal methods, which is not the case....
I paid for XP, Vista and now Win7.
No matter whether you made a purchase or not...actually possessing RTM now is not legal. Beta versions were released for everyone to try. RTM is the final code....what you purchased to receive in October. It is not even released to Technet or other MS subscription sites....so any copy of RTM is, in fact, illegal to possess today unless you are an OEM partner.

By your question it is clear you're not a Technet or other MS subscriber nor an OEM partner. So, in that case...it is NOT legal.
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01 Aug 2009   #16
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mani View Post
Forgot to say thanks!
That's ok Mani,

In principle I agree with you there's nothing wrong with what you asked or the way you asked it.

I seconded Tews remark about you denying it.


If it is a loop hole, it is legal and since all big shot's and criminals use loop holes, why shouldn't we?

Although the uela doesn't shed a clear light on this, I think it is not legal and therefore you meet some resistance here.
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01 Aug 2009   #17
Mani

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VegasDen View Post
No matter whether you made a purchase or not...actually possessing RTM now is not legal. Beta versions were released for everyone to try. RTM is the final code....what you purchased to receive in October. It is not even released to Technet or other MS subscription sites....so any copy of RTM is, in fact, illegal to possess today unless you are an OEM partner.

By your question it is clear you're not a Technet or other MS subscriber nor an OEM partner. So, in that case...it is NOT legal.
I was talking about the reinstalling thing being legal, your saying something else. But anyway, I know now what I needed to know so problem solved.
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01 Aug 2009   #18
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Mani

You need to pay a little more attn to the ppl helping you. this is the third thread where it wans't settled to you satisfaction so you started getting a little testy. Thats not the way to continue getting help

Just a heads up no offense meant

\Ken
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01 Aug 2009   #19
Antman

 

Anything anyone does under any circumstance is neither legal nor illegal until there is a complainant, petitioner or plaintiff and the due procees of law is applied. A court decides. Often, the cost of prosecution is weighed against a perceived loss when considering a remedy for that loss.

I am sincerely curious... can you provide me any examples of an individual prosecuted for using an "illegal" copy of Windows?
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01 Aug 2009   #20
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Although the uela doesn't shed a clear light on this...
The "EULA" is rather specific. MS even bolds the text.
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