Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-19-2008, 09:42 PM   #51
Baseband Member
 
Carl D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 97
Send a message via MSN to Carl D Send a message via Yahoo to Carl D
Default Re: Is your Windows legal?

That's exactly what I've done, made a 'clean install' Ghost image of Windows on my main PC and 2 laptops.

All 3 are activated, the Start menus are set up the way I want and I have the drivers installed on the laptops. I haven't installed any drivers on the clean install image for the main PC apart from the chipset drivers for the motherboard.

Every 6 months or so I load those clean install images (after making a current one, of course) and bring them up to date with Windows updates and save a new image then restore the current one when I've finished.
__________________

Carl D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 01:10 PM   #52
Golden Master
 
dude_se's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 8,632
Send a message via AIM to dude_se Send a message via MSN to dude_se
Default Re: Is your Windows legal?

ok yesterday i installed a downloaded version of xp on my desktop. its a crappy sempron with 512mb ram so this stripped down version works well

apart from that im all legal, as i think ive said a page or 2 back
__________________

__________________
Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0
dude_se is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 01:59 PM   #53
Fully Optimized
 
ssc456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,279
Send a message via MSN to ssc456
Default Re: Is your Windows legal?

im sort of legal, i got my serial no. from my school when i did work experience with them and the serial number is obviously legal but im not sure it was 100% legal for them to give me the serial number, so as far as microsoft is concered my serial is legal as far as the government is concerned maybe not so much,

n e ways im sooo happy i dnt have to mess about with torrents to find a working XP that would be messy i mean you'd have to install it everytime to check and then u dnt ever know if microsoft will release an update like WGA that cought loads of people out that will stop your copy from working,

so currently 12 people on this forum are living on edge never knowing when an automatic update comes through if there comp is jus gonna stop working, he he he good luck with that
ssc456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 03:32 PM   #54
Golden Master
 
freestyler105's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,883
Default Re: Is your Windows legal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssc456 View Post
im sort of legal, i got my serial no. from my school when i did work experience with them and the serial number is obviously legal but im not sure it was 100% legal for them to give me the serial number, so as far as microsoft is concered my serial is legal as far as the government is concerned maybe not so much,

n e ways im sooo happy i dnt have to mess about with torrents to find a working XP that would be messy i mean you'd have to install it everytime to check and then u dnt ever know if microsoft will release an update like WGA that cought loads of people out that will stop your copy from working,

so currently 12 people on this forum are living on edge never knowing when an automatic update comes through if there comp is jus gonna stop working, he he he good luck with that
You can uninstall WGA.
__________________
C2D E6600 | 4GB DDR2-800 | 9800GTX+ | Asus P5B-E | 150GB Raptor | 320GB 7200.10 | 750W Xigmatek PSU
freestyler105 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2008, 04:50 PM   #55
muz
Golden Master
 
muz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,928
Default Re: Is your Windows legal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssc456 View Post
im sort of legal, i got my serial no. from my school when i did work experience with them and the serial number is obviously legal but im not sure it was 100% legal for them to give me the serial number, so as far as microsoft is concered my serial is legal as far as the government is concerned maybe not so much,

n e ways im sooo happy i dnt have to mess about with torrents to find a working XP that would be messy i mean you'd have to install it everytime to check and then u dnt ever know if microsoft will release an update like WGA that cought loads of people out that will stop your copy from working,

so currently 12 people on this forum are living on edge never knowing when an automatic update comes through if there comp is jus gonna stop working, he he he good luck with that
i got an educational key on mine too , i am pretty sure i read that educational keys dont get registered online like other keys do as they are volume licensed but hey i got vista on my machine now decided it was time to upgrade
__________________
Desktop-AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+-2GB Elixer DDR2 800 250gb+500gb+500gb+120gb
Laptop-Apple Macbook Pro 13" Intel core i5(2.3ghz) 4gb Ram 320gb hard drive
muz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2008, 01:33 PM   #56
Fully Optimized
 
blackjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,945
Send a message via MSN to blackjack
Default Re: Is your Windows legal?

XP HOME on mine original, bought it myself, I have had shady copies in the past like XP PRO as it was on the computer when I bought it but way back when WGA
first came out I went and bought XP HOME to cover myself plus I didn't use the extras in pro so Home is quite sufficient
__________________
Compaq Presario CQ5305K-m Intel® Pentium® Dual Core E5300 (2.6 GHz), Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 2048 MB , Hard drive: 320 Gb, with 18.5 Widescreen
SPURS TILL I DIE (DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER SO ARE SPURS)
TO DARE IS TO DO
blackjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 08:46 AM   #57
Bogan
 
Neodude112320's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,471
Send a message via MSN to Neodude112320
Default Re: Is your Windows legal?

My PC has the COA for Vista Home premium,but i have XP pro on it (illegal).My laptop has Vista premium on it which is legal.

Although i do have an OEM CD and COA i bought which is XP pro,So im probably going to put that on my laptop or desktop.
__________________
Desktop:BitFenix Survivor~Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R~ i7 2600K @ 4hz~AMD 6870 1GB~12gb Team Elite DDR3 1333~3xWD In RAID5~W7 Ult
Laptop:Alienware M11x~ i7-2637M 1.7GHz~16GB 1333MHz DDR3~GeForce GT 540M~W7 Ult
Neodude112320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 08:50 AM   #58
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 251
Default Re: Is your Windows legal?

Yep. Mine's legal. came with my Dell.
Datalyss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2008, 04:56 PM   #59
Solid State Member
 
psyclops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 20
Default Re: Is your Windows legal?

the money those guys make on window is insane. a home user should be able buy one copy and install in on there home computer's not just one.
psyclops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2008, 06:33 PM   #60
Daemon Poster
 
ilovepcs25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 995
Default Re: Is your Windows legal?

windows xp pro sp2 on laptop - legal
__________________

ilovepcs25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0