Originally Posted by cedex
okay so if i buy windows xp pro legally
i only have the right to install it on 1 pc?
i mean it bought it, its my copy, so shouldnt i have the right to install it on as many of "my" pc's as i want
i quote my as to claim any pc i install it in as mine (sharing)
Originally Posted by root
You can only use one concerent copy of windows.
that is to say,
If you buy windows from a shop you may install it on only one PC.
if you throw away that PC then you can transfer the license onto your new PC.
If you buy a new PC that comes with windows the copy of wnidows you get wil usually have an OEM license that *must* stay with that machine, if you throw away the machine you also throw away the license.
Chances are if you're friend got it on the cheap then it's ilegal.
the only possible exception would be if he bought it in america where the prices are lower anyway.
When you buy a windows License, you do not buy the software, you do not buy a copy of the software, you buy A license to use the software, on ONE machine.
This machine can change, but you can only use ONE copy at any ONE time.
the EULA is quite clear about this!
the only exceptions to this rule are:
May ONLY be used with the PCs the came with, you may only use a windows OEM license with the PC it shipped with.
You may install windows on as many PCs as your site license allows you to.