After about 4 years of believing I had legal win xp I was told that my copy was NOT legal. I bought from Germany (via eBay) a guaranteed legal win xp disc with C of A. This arrived this morning and I see it is marked "for distribution with a Dell computer" Is it ok to use this or should I try to get my money back?
Well, I installed it and everything went OK including registration with Microsoft. I think I can now again believe I am legal. I hope Uncle Bill Gates is careful with the extra money he has had from a pensioner.
Of course it's not legal despite the fact that it installed. It's a Dell OEM copy which cannot legally be sold on Ebay. Mr Gates has not had any money from you, but the person who sold it to you has. You've been had I'm afraid. I don't see what you can do about it now, except try contacting Microsoft to see if they can help. But as its OEM they may well refuse.