Re: Buying Windows? Found the secret
Actually the cd key is worth very little, except maybe you. It's just a way microsoft can verify that copy is legit.
When you purchase software, you're buying the license to operate and use the software, that's what you're paying for. You're also paying for all the hardwork and time and money microsoft invested into creating the software.
Windows: A thirty-two bit extension and GUI shell to a sixteen bit patch to an eight bit operating system originally coded for a four bit microprocessor and sold by a two-bit company that can't stand one bit of competition.