Cough, cough, legal?

  rawprawn 18:25 03 Dec 2003
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My friend & his wife have decided to drag themselves into the 21st century. They have an old computer loaded with Windows 95. I have a full version of Windows 98 & the upgrade to ME.Assuming their system will take it, can I help them. I feel sorry for them as they are taking it seriously & are both going for basic lessons on computers, but they are not in a position to lay out the money for a new computer until they decide that they like it or are capable.

  Forum Editor 18:41 03 Dec 2003

you mustn't do it, unless you no longer have the software installed on your computer - in which case you may provide your friends with the CD and licence and let them treat it as their own.

What you must not do is let them install the software and retain the CD yourself. The CD (and therefore the licence) must stay with the machine on which it's installed.

  rawprawn 19:11 03 Dec 2003

Oops forgot to say, these discs are from my old computer which I broke up & gave the useable bits such as HD (formatted) to charity. So The original Windows discs are no longer in use.I bought a new machine with XP loaded.

  rawprawn 19:29 03 Dec 2003

Thanks for the kind offer, I will give them the discs, & if I can get their computer to work with them I may take you up on your offer of works suite. I will check & see if roy is right, their old computer may not have the guts for it but it's worth a try. Thanks for the imput folks.

  [email protected]@m 19:33 03 Dec 2003

Windows 98 is a large program, which may fill a small hard drive on it's own.

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