Re: Multiple Re-Installation Questions
On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 15:25:04 -0800, "Rock" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>"Kvetch" <Kvetch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>>I found a copy of the license and now I am more confused than before. I
>> read that they removed the 3 time thing a while back but I don't see that
>> specifically states anything about moving your copy to new hardware.
>> The paragraph about Virtualization is odd. You can't play DRM music or
>> videos? Very weird.
>> So my initial question still remains. I am able to wipe, rebuild and even
>> get new hardware as long as the old copy is uninstalled or erased?
>Yes, there is no limitation on the number of installs or activations as long
>as it is only installed on one device at a time. OEM versions have a
>limitation that it can't be transferred to a different computer.
Which DOESN'T include hardware upgrades. I've upgraded my machines so
many times, I'm sure the people in India are confused as hell when I
call to re-activate. People with OEM versions are not required to
keep the same hardware in their machines. They just cannot install it
on more than one machine, THAT'S ALL. It's also transferable WITH the
PC it was bought for.
The bottom line is Microsoft just doesn't want people to run more than
one copy of the OS on more than one machine, which is reasonable and
prudent. If I changed out my CPU, Video Card, DVD drive, and maybe a
hard disk, I would surely be required to make the dreaded call to
re-activate after answering a few questions of which the last is
always if I'm running it on more than one machine.