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

02 Dec 2009   #71
kronwhon

Windows 7
 
 

That's not good dude. I am surprised this activated at all. Let me see if I can find some documentation about this. To be clear, the new computer is NOT an Asus. Your product key is on a hologram sticker marked Asus?


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02 Dec 2009   #72
blankojames

win7/vista both x64
 
 

Ok im not gonna get in trouble am i? even if asus told me to go ahead it is ok?
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02 Dec 2009   #73
kronwhon

Windows 7
 
 

This seems very fishy, and I'm starting to lean to the side of saying this is not legal. Was there any type of license agreement that came with it? Or is it just the CD case and the packing slip?
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02 Dec 2009   #74
blankojames

win7/vista both x64
 
 

fishy how so? i havent d/l illegal copies or bought illegal keys or stolen disk. just wanted to know if it was legal to use one oem disk on a diff oem computer.. a disk that is registered in my name. and the oem said yes.and microsoft said ask the oem. so where is the fishy in that?
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02 Dec 2009   #75
kronwhon

Windows 7
 
 

MS rules for system repair:

You cannot use your own OEM System Builder media to reinstall the operating system, or any other version of media (e.g., TechNet, MSDN, Action Pack, etc.), because these versions differ from the original OEM Windows license your customer acquired from the direct OEM.

In other words, an ASUS specific disc and product key are to be used only on ASUS machines.

Customers who had their systems repaired/installed with versions other than the intended manufacturer will fail WGA checks a few months later.

It sounds to me as though this is not an upgrade kit, but a full OEM package from ASUS. Your packing slip doesn't list anything about an upgrade, but the disc and package specifically say ASUS.

If your question to MS was worded differently: Asus gave me a free Windows 7 package complete with product key, but it says Asus on the disc. Can I use it on a different manufacturer computer? Leave the Windows 7 Upgrade Offer out of the conversation. You will likely get a different answer.
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02 Dec 2009   #76
blankojames

win7/vista both x64
 
 

disk is not full OEM package disk and packing slip both say win7 64bit upgrade disk. The packing slip calls it win7 upgrade product. And this is under the win7 upgrade offer. So no this is not a full OEM version of win7. Plus i did say almost exactly that to microsoft expect i said UPGRADE disk because that is whats all over it and the packing slip and my registration form. Told them every little detail just as i did here and just as i did to asus. Actually asus laughed at me because of it and said it is fine..
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