Anytime Upgrade Licence

  vectismanpaul 19:17 02 Dec 2008

Hi there

Last year I upgraded my Dell Laptop from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate using a Anytime Upgrade disc and purchasing the licence from Microsoft. The key is now stored in the Microsoft Digital locker. I am now thinking about giving my niece the laptop. Before I do, I will do a clean install of Home Premium using the disks supplied by Dell. Home Premium will be sufficient for my niece's needs. So is it possible to transfer the licence for the anytime upgrade to Vista Ultimate to another computer. Personally I can't see why not as it will have been removed from the Dell laptop. If it is possible it gives me more flexibility when choosing a new laptop for myself as I can purchase one with Home premium installed and then use the upgrade disk to move up to Vista Ultimate which I like for the extra bits and pieces. I would be grateful if anyone could give me an answer. It would seem wasteful to pay for the licence and be unable to use it again.

Thanks Paul

  MCE2K5 23:22 02 Dec 2008

From here click here

Am I allowed to transfer my software from one device to another when I upgrade using Windows Anytime Upgrade?

Microsoft is modifying the end user license agreement for full packaged product versions of Windows Vista purchased through a retailer or from Microsoft, and then upgraded using Windows Anytime Upgrade. Under the terms of the modified license agreement, you are now granted the right to uninstall Windows Vista and then reinstall the operating system on a different computer. Provided you uninstall the operating system from your original computing device and do not share the license among multiple devices, you are no longer limited in the number of times that you may reassign the license to different devices. This modification is effective immediately, and will be included within future versions of the end user license agreement. All other terms of the end user license agreement apply to your use of the software.

  Forum Editor 00:09 04 Dec 2008

that - among others - we were instrumental in getting Microsoft to make this change in the EULA.

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