Thu, Apr 24 2008 20:01
Microsoft exec loses his cool on Vista upgrades
Microsoft exec loses his cool on Vista upgrades:
One thing that still needs to be made very clear.
If I have a valid Windows license... (and let's be clear on that ..
if it's OEM it's still tied to the original OEM hardware, if it's a retail then I can move it to new hardware)
and I then buy an upgrade version of Vista, this prior version makes it legal for me to install the upgrade.
What I cannot do and what I am not legal for is to take an upgrade version, install it without a product key
turn around and install it again over the top, this time putting in the product key, and considering that the
fact that I am installing it over the top of another operating system ...that the act of doing that makes
I need "something" as the base for the legal upgrade license. That "thing" is not the upgrade license
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itself. That "thing" is another valid Windows license.