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Old 05-29-2008, 02:30 PM   #21
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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.
My last copy of Vista came with a Sticker that says it is to be placed on the side of the PC the OS is installed to.

In fact here is the verbatim above the sticker.

You are required to affix this Certificate of Authenticity to the exterior of the PC.

Proof of License Certificate of Authenticity.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:11 PM   #22
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Happily, I can say honestly that I am running a legal copy of Windows XP! lol
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:51 PM   #23
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My copy of Windows Vista came with my laptop (and with lots of Toshiba bloatware ) so it's legal.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:18 PM   #24
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My copy of Windows Vista came with my laptop (and with lots of Toshiba bloatware ) so it's legal.
I'd laugh if Toshiba illegally acquired the bloatware though
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My last copy of Vista came with a Sticker that says it is to be placed on the side of the PC the OS is installed to.

In fact here is the verbatim above the sticker.

You are required to affix this Certificate of Authenticity to the exterior of the PC.

Proof of License Certificate of Authenticity.
That is interesting, you learn something every day I guess.

EDIT: Is that a retail Vista or OEM?

I was with the others scratching my head when DJ-Chris posted that about the COA.
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I have...
  • Genuine Windows 98 SE
  • Genuine Vista Business (academic licence, got it for free)
  • Genuine XP Pro SP2 (see above)
  • Genuine XP Home (came with old laptop)
  • Genuine Vista Home Premium (came with laptop)
  • Genuine Windows Server 2003 (came for free from Dreamspark)
  • Pirate Windows 2000

The funny thing about the Windows 2000 is that the ISO image is so accurate that you can't copy the CD you burn it to, you have to burn a fresh one from the original ISO

I don't think I have that ISO anymore, though.
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:29 PM   #27
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That is interesting, you learn something every day I guess.

EDIT: Is that a retail Vista or OEM?

I was with the others scratching my head when DJ-Chris posted that about the COA.
My copy is OEM but I wouldn't see why retail would be any different.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:24 PM   #28
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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.
Lol oh yes you did :P

There will be some college fee that in some part paid for your copy (or the colleges subscription to get that copy).
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:04 PM   #29
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Yes, all 3 of mine are legal
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Does it realy matter if your copy of windows is legal REALY?
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