Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Legal to use OEM UPGRADE disk on another manufacture pc

26 Nov 2009   #11
blankojames

win7/vista both x64
 
 

so if i were to install this disk it would be illegal and i could get into trouble? It was given free..

I felt odd about when the retailer said sell it or use it. I asked "isnt it driver specific" He said not at all its a regular upgrade disk. I got the disk and on the front it does not say "ms windows 7 upgrade" It has "manufactures name windows 7 upgrade"


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Nov 2009   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

If it has a manufacturer's name, its probably a modified version. Did it belong to the PC you returned?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #13
blankojames

win7/vista both x64
 
 

It was ordered through the upgrade program that was part of my pc. It was shipped by the OEM of the pc i took back. But i didn't get it untill a couple of days later then retailer when i took my computer in for exchange "which was to another brand" Said keep the above stated about the disk.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Nov 2009   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Probably won't work. I would have asked for a standard OEM install disc - you can only clean install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #15
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In order to use this free upgrade, you'd have to still own the computer that qualified for the free upgrade. You don't own it anymore, so you really aren't authorized to use this upgrade at all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #16
blankojames

win7/vista both x64
 
 

if it did would it be legal?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #17
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blankojames View Post
if it did would it be legal?
This isn't a question of legality - this is all about the EULA, which is an agreement and not law. However, the overall answer is still no. The upgrade media was for the original computer, provided by that manufacturer. It's not for use with any other system, especially not one from a different manufacturer.

The store you bought the computer from (let's just say it's Best Buy) is not authorized to tell you how to use software provided from Dell, HP, or any manufacturer. They gave you some bad advice. If you were to call Dell, HP, or whomever made the original computer, I'd guess they would not say "sure, keep this upgrade for free".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #18
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Most likely not - it was for an pc which you don't own any more.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #19
blankojames

win7/vista both x64
 
 

Ok thanks. So i should probably mail back?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #20
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blankojames View Post
Ok thanks. So i should probably mail back?
Yes, that would be the best thing to do, IMHO. Call Dell/HP/whomever and get a return address.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Legal to use OEM UPGRADE disk on another manufacture pc




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Is this legal or a legal gray area?
Hypothetically, you have bunch of old 16 bit software you want to run. You system comes pre-installed with windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. You want be legal and make sure you don't download a illegal version of windows. So you download the 32 bit iso image from the Official Partner of...
General Discussion
Select Motherboard Manufacture
One of my friend have following pc Core i5 processor with Gigabyte z68-Ap-d3 rev.1 borad with 8gb ram, 1tb hd Someone was installing Windows7 64bit on that pc.... when during installation one dialogue box appeared to select mother board manufacture and he select gigabyte.... this option confusing...
Installation & Setup
How to verify if win 7 upgrade is legal
Is there a number I can call at MS to see if my win 7upgrade is legal.Would like to do this before I try and install.Its sealed in a box and says upgrade for win Vista (I have XP PRO).
Installation & Setup
Sticker missing from 3 user Home Premium upgrade pack - legal?
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum but I don't see anything closer related to a EULA type question... A friend of mine bought this from B&H Photo and I was doing the installation, I noticed before I opened the shrink wrap the sticker was missing from the edge where it opens, it just has the...
Installation & Setup
Stock driver vs modified manufacture one
So whats the difference between installing a stock driver over a modified manufacture one cause my video driver is alittle outdated and i check on the website that a new one was release so should i uninstall that one and install the new one or just leave it as it be
Drivers
Win7 Pro 64bit Upgrade Key w/ Prem 32bit Upgrade Disk
To avoid the Student Win 7 hassle (upgrading Vista 32 to Win 7 Pro 64 bit ISO burn, etc), can I simply use the Home Prem 32 Upgrade (for my other computer) arriving this afternoon with my 64bit Pro upgrade key & end up with the 64bit Pro installation? Thanks.
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:27.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App