Windo$e OEM & WGA
Whilst browsing a popular retailers site, I happen upon an advert for OEM Windo$e w/Vista voucher - anywayz, I dig deeper to find out what the voucher is for - free upgrade (which I doubt), or just a discount - either way it never said -- but reading within I find this, which I`ve seen b4 but just skimmed over tbh:
PLEASE NOTE : The OEM agreement for SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION.
If the individual software license is a desktop operating system (including Windows XP Media Center Edition), we grant you a nonexclusive right to distribute individual software licenses; provided that each one is distributed with either (a) a fully assembled computer system or (b) a nonperipheral computer hardware component.
A “fully assembled computer system” means a computer system consisting of at least a central processing unit, a motherboard, a hard drive, a power supply, and a case.
A “nonperipheral computer hardware component” means a component that will be an integral part of the fully assembled computer system on which the individual software license will be installed.
Now this means with this OEM version of the OS I can:
a] Install it on a pc I`m about to sell, aslong as I built it.
b] Install it on a hard drive I may be installing.
A seperate question, although this may be advertized as a "single license", does that mean a single license for the purchaser ? As in only one person can own it and hense forth aslong as they install it as in a] & b], being the OEM, that`s fine ? As the agreement for distibution issued above - figuring if single license = single user, a distribution agreement doesn`t make any sense.
Furthermore, does the OEM installed OS owner - the person u`ve theoretically built or added to their computer, have a WGA issue there-after ?
(in actuallity, the product I looked at said OEM single-pack, not single license)
What`s u`r opinion ?