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Old 03-11-06, 12:50 PM
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Pressure Forces Microsoft to Change Vista Licensing

In what can only be described as the most 'sensible and user friendly' turnarounds in the history of Windows; Microsoft has done a backflip over its reinstall limit on Vista. Relenting to pressure over their harsh 'one install over the original pc' limit; Bill and his cohorts at Redmond have come to an amicable agreement whereby users can reinstall the OS as many times as they like. Nice one Bill...Care to comment?

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Old 03-11-06, 12:53 PM
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That is GREAT news. A very wise step by MS.
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Old 03-11-06, 12:54 PM
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Wow good to see that microsoft listen to users at all.
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Old 03-11-06, 12:56 PM
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How are they going to stop you installing it on multiple machines tho..

EDIT: have seen that it is "worded" into the license. That'll stop ppl
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Old 03-11-06, 01:08 PM
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ROFL yeah, I had a chuckle too when I saw that
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Old 03-11-06, 01:13 PM
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ROFL yeah, I had a chuckle too when I saw that
"Do not make illegal copies of this disk (or loan it to your mates)"
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Old 03-11-06, 01:16 PM
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Good, the 1 install idea was so stupid.

And is it legal to use the same disk but a different licence key?
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Old 03-11-06, 01:19 PM
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"Do not make illegal copies of this disk (or loan it to your mates)"
hehe, I can picture it now "but I was following the EULA, honest"
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Old 03-11-06, 01:30 PM
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And is it legal to use the same disk but a different licence key?
AFAIK yes thats fine (otherwise i'm in mass trouble @ work) .
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Old 03-11-06, 02:52 PM
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like xms and pv, i read this and thought, what stops me from usiang somebody elses product key?

so really the answer is nothing?
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