I'm interested in a PC from Tiny but you have to pay £69.99 as part of service plan to get a recovery cd. Do i have to pay this or will I be able to recover the system by other means if I should need to.
yea thats perfectly acceptable as the cd is just a copy from a mseter disk. its legal to so far as I know. Just make sure its the same windows version before you do as I believe that it doesnt work unless its the same. ie you cant use an xp home disk with an xp pro code etc.
The licence is for the key that came with the oem software so if elrond uses the CD he already has but with the code, microsoft have no reproach so long as it is the same CD in essence (same version). look to businesses they are given often one CD and numerous codes to install on each computer.