Markos Mevorah wrote:
> I would like to ask you this:
> I have bought a Windows Vista Business English Edition DVD.
> I have installed this in my current PC.
> I have activated this and it is OK.
> Now I am planning to buy completely new PC with all new hardware.
> I want to ask: Can I use the same DVD mentioned above to install same
> Vista in the new machine ?
If you have a retail license (an OEM license is not transferable) and
you're removing it from the first PC, yes. If you want to use the same
license on two computers simultaneously, no.
You need to purchase a separate Vista license for each computer on
which you install it. (As long as you have multiple identical licenses,
it doesn't matter if you use the same CD for the installations, as long
as you use a different license each time.)
Just as it has *always* been with *all* Microsoft operating
systems, it's necessary (to be in compliance with both the EULA and U.S.
copyright law http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/117.html
), if not
technically) to purchase one WinXP license for each computer on which it
is installed. (Consult an attorney versed in copyright law to determine
final applicability in your locale.) The only way in which WinXP and
Vista licensing differs from that of earlier versions of Windows is that
Microsoft has included a copy protection and anti-theft mechanism,
Product Activation, to prevent (or at least make more difficult)
multiple installations using a single license.
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