[OT] Licensing question

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed May 12 11:50:12 CDT 2010


If he got a true "upgrade" to Windows 7 then using the old Vista license on another machine is definitely a breach of the agreement. If however, it is a full install for Windows 7, then although Microsoft might whimper and moan something about licensing for the CPU, I think it's perfectly fine to use Vista on your machine. After all, the important thing is that Microsoft gets their money, and they certainly have. 

Bob


On May 12, 2010, at 4:47 AM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:

> A friend of mine has just gone and bought a Windows 7 install
> disk and is busy installing it on his expensive, bells-n-whistles
> PC. He wants to give me his Vista install disk so that I can bung it on
> a P4 for testing. As he is upgrading to Win 7 he doesn't feel that
> this is a "wicking" thing to do.
> 
> Any bright ideas about the legality of his idea?




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