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Old 05-27-2008, 10:59 AM   #11
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How is that illegal? If you buy the OS from a retail store, the keys won't be on the computer...

I'm confused.
Windows license keys have to be attached to any new computer.
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:10 AM   #12
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i upgraded to windows xp home using a brand new copy as originally my computer had windows 98se on it
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:19 PM   #13
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All my OS's are legal:
Vista Home Premium
Vista Ultimate 64 bit
1 x xp home
2 x xp pro
I even have an extra of Home and Pro XP laying around, haha.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:01 PM   #14
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It's legal. Although I did take my vista home premium retail key and put it on my laptop to get rid of all the HP bloatware. The key isn't used on any other computers since I reverted the one it was on back to XP so I guess it's legal.
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:40 PM   #15
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My copy is from my college. So i guess that it is legal, but it didn't pay for it or anything.
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:00 PM   #16
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all of mine are legal. i remeber dishing out the cash to buy vista ultimate
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:12 PM   #17
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legal. came with the laptop
luckily all my pc's are pre built (well luckily in the sense i get a free os).
sometimes i borrow an os "from a friend" to test
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I have Windows Xp Professional Sp3, Windows Xp Pro nLite Edition, Windows Professional Sp2 64bit,
Windows Vista Home Premium nLite Edition, Windows Vista Red Edition, Windows 2008 Server. oh and Windows NT.


Currently running on my computer, Windows Vista 64bit Ultimate... Fully Activated

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When was Server 2008 released? The last that I knew it had not be released yet.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:26 PM   #20
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Windows license keys have to be attached to any new computer.

Provide a link to a EULA that describes this requirement please. Like someone else said, you purchase Vista - retail, who slaps the sticker on the pc? Stickers on brand new pcs are shipped that way out of convenience ... especially since most (not all) new computers ship with restore partitions rather than restore disks.
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