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Windows 7: Microsoft confirms Windows 7 install trick is legal

03 Nov 2009   #21
AvatarOfTheShip

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

Oh, so you're one of those people who won't hold their tongue just so, eh? Why, I oughta....


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03 Nov 2009   #22
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

That's cause I get real excited when my computer actually works right and I bite it.
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03 Nov 2009   #23
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dreams View Post
I don't know about The U.S., but here in Germany OEMs are also sold separately from hardware. You can install the OEM on any PC you want, and if you sell that PC, the OEM OS doesn't have to go with it. Which lets you install the OEM software on another PC of your choice. Microsoft lost the OEM battle in a German court back in the 90s. Here you can sell and resell OEMs with no connection to hardware as you wish.
There are two different types of OEM disks. The manufacturers used to provide oem recovery disks with each machine sold where the disk was branded as such like HP, Dell, Gateway, etc. and bound to the one machine by serial numbers. The branded disk is what goes with the machine there.

The other type of oem disk is those sold separately for custom system builders and then sold. Good for one system only there once used.
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05 Nov 2009   #24
AvatarOfTheShip

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
That's cause I get real excited when my computer actually works right and I bite it.
Now that's something I can definitely relate to
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05 Nov 2009   #25
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I agree with Paul that Microsoft needed to come out with this information sooner. And I also find it nice that Microsoft went this route with upgrading of the Windows 7 OS.

By no means, do I feel this was an "accident" by Microsoft. This installation method was designed this way on purpose and Microsoft clearly intended their customers to fully utilize it. This gets them a sale, plain and simple. People who might have otherwise pirated the copy if they had to pay the full install price, might be willing to pay for the upgrade. Even if they only persuade 20% to take them up on this, that's 20%.

Microsoft can and will sell this at any price to anybody. You got OEM, retail, upgrade, student, MSDN subs, Technet...all have wildly different pricing for the exact same thing. They take the money however they can get it.
You might want to look over one blog on the difference in licensing seen between them. What Microsoft won't tell you about Windows 7 licensing
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05 Nov 2009   #26
belikexp

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Microsoft should have sold one version of Windows 7 FULL install Home version for $99.
Thats all you need. There are plenty of free apps to backup, anti-virus, etc.

And I get these stupid questions about the six different flavors of Win7. Microsoft your not Howard Johnson with 52 different flavors of ice cream.
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05 Nov 2009   #27
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You forgot the Starter editions in some areas as well as the 7 Enterprise editions. For some people the Home Premium edition will work fine without question. For other the additional features as well as support for the XP Mode, AppLocker, BitLocker, and other features are best decided on when looking at the actual comparisons. Compare Windows 7 Editions
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05 Nov 2009   #28
AvatarOfTheShip

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

Don't forget the server editions and the ones that don't contain nuts!
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05 Nov 2009   #29
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Lol @ Microsoft.


'Nuff Said.
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05 Nov 2009   #30
Link2aavash

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It's Cool.
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