Windows Licensing

  Adam87 10:40 06 Aug 2004

Can someone please help me as im confused about windows lisencing.

I saw in a magazine that a lady's computer had blew up and was no longer working, all of the components were damaged. After buying a new PC she was told that she had to buy windows again, even though she had already got the CD + license from her old PC.

I thought that by buying a copy of windows it allowed you to have it installed anywhere so long as it was removed on one machine before being installed on another.

  ventanas 17:07 06 Aug 2004

Depends, if was a full retail version (which I doubt if it was supplied with the computer) then no problem.

If OEM, which is likely, then no. It cannot be installed to another machine as it is tied permanently to the pc it was supplied with. If that no longer exists then all you can do is throw the disc away.

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