... the seller "sold" me an XP Home Edition product key....
I have the sticker (mangled, obviously removed from the original machine), with the key number shown.
I don't have an XP Home EULA to check the small print, so.....
Has the seller legitimately passed on the legal ownership of the XP license, irrespective of the price paid ? I can provide documentary evidence that the license key was included in the items "sold" by him, and "bought" by me.
Owners of XP are allowed to resell (from EULA) provided the license is not marked as "Not for Resale". Does this appear on the sticker if that's the case?
What is needed by the buyer to ensure EULA is not breached?
I obtained the lecense key (and sticker) either to upgrade my own PC, or to upgrade a friends. I have to make choices regarding which PC receives which MoBo, Hard Disk etc. etc. and don't want to fall foul of activation problems
It bears repeating, however, the the OEM license that comes with Vista is indeed similar to the Windows XP OEM license in that it forbids any kind of transfer. As we have previously reported, users have nevertheless had success transferring those copies of Windows, but they are technically stepping outside of the bounds of the EULA when doing so."