Is this legal? This guy says he returned his OEM software for a Re

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Vista User, Aug 5, 2007.

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    Vista User Guest

    Vista User, Aug 5, 2007
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  2. Afraid not.
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Aug 5, 2007
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    Leythos Guest

    If you have not activated the software you can return it, but it's not
    something they make easy to do and you may not get any money for it.


    - Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.
    - Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented worker" is like calling a
    drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist"
    (remove 999 for proper email address)
    Leythos, Aug 5, 2007
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    GO Guest

    What exactly is illegal about this?
    GO, Aug 5, 2007
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    Ian Betts Guest

    Best try reading the selling agreement of MS. You don't actually own their
    software. You are told you break their selling agreement is you use it on
    more than one machine or if you resell it.

    OK you can do all those things till caught.
    Ian Betts, Aug 5, 2007
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    Robert Moir Guest

    Perfectly legal if you declined the licence agreement. Not if you've been
    using it and just decided you fancy a change.
    Robert Moir, Aug 5, 2007
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    DP Guest

    DP, Aug 5, 2007
  8. Last time I checked Congress writes laws that apply in the United
    States, not Microsoft. Further amusement, some MVP giving legal
    advise. What's next, Bill Gates stepping forwards and saying he's the
    anti-Christ and we all need to get down on our knees every Sunday and
    face Redmond Washington and mumble some prayer to Microsoft?

    This space reserved for the idiot Frank to start squealing Acer or
    Walmart have to do what Microsoft tells them. =====>
    Adam Albright, Aug 5, 2007
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    Mark Guest

    Per the license agreement, turning it on constitutes use.
    This is OEM software installed and tested by the dealer. It cannot be resold
    unless the machine goes with it.
    Mark, Aug 5, 2007
  10. That's like trying on a pair of shoes. If they don't fit, the store
    can't resell them to the next guy?

    Microsoft's license is highly biased towards themselves for obvious
    reasons. As far as the Vista version AFAIK it has not been tested in
    the courts as to what is or isn't binding or "legal".

    To suggest a customer buys a computer, takes it home, turns in on and
    doesn't like the OS and can't replace it with something else without
    Microsoft's blessing is absurd and violates the underlying principle
    of all laws.

    Its bad enough we got guys trying to play computer expert here, now we
    got guys trying to play attorney too.

    Adam Albright, Aug 5, 2007
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    GO Guest

    Did you even bother going to the provided url? The OP is asking if it's
    legal to return it for a refund. Which according to the agreement between
    MS and Acer, it is. Seems to be more hassle than it's worth but there's
    nothing illegal about it. It may be unethical to return (I'm assuming)
    Premium in order to buy Ultimate but that's up to him. It would also make
    more sense just to get a laptop with Ultimate installed.
    GO, Aug 5, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    Frank, Aug 5, 2007
  13. You should try to stop responding to my posts knowing full well I
    always end up kicking you in your sh*t encrusted stupid ass.
    Adam Albright, Aug 5, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    I always like to see a fat pig like you squeal.
    You always do and you always dance for me.
    It just makes my day!
    Thanks mr!
    Frank, Aug 5, 2007
  15. Actually you do the dancing, like this video shows. Anybody wonders
    why fanboys are dumb need only watch the video to the end to learn why
    Frank is an idiot.

    Adam Albright, Aug 5, 2007
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    Vista User Guest

    Hello Frank. Are you a Microsoft Representative? I see you everywhere in
    here. I just don't like Vista very much at all. I thought I could return it
    and ask for Vista Ultimate or maybe XP or maybe just bite the bullet and try
    PCLinuxOS like my friends suggest but it would seem that if I never used
    Vista and turned on my computer and it said that I could return it for a
    refund that I could legally or is the EULA a document that does not allow
    anyone to return Microsoft software? Some say you can't return it?
    Vista User, Aug 5, 2007
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    Vista User Guest

    Well Windows Vista Home Basic sucks and I want a refund.
    Vista User, Aug 5, 2007
  18. Frank is the newsgroup's resident troll and a world class screw-up.
    He's also very fond of kissing Microsoft butt. If or not he gets paid
    for it we don't know.

    This may answer some of your questions about Microsoft's EULA: As
    you'll see it different from the usual propaganda the fanboy crowd
    loves to babble about.
    Adam Albright, Aug 5, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    adam (georgie-boy) is the our resident bigot and overall drunken as*hole
    pig. He fancies himself a genius (smirk :)) but can't even get his own
    install of Vista to work properly, so he blames MS. His favorite retort
    is to call anyone who disagrees with him an MS "fanboy".
    He is a really incompetent loser.
    Pay no attention whatsoever to anything he post.
    Frank, Aug 5, 2007
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    Robert Moir Guest

    That doesn't change what I wrote. (I'm not sure I agree but that's another
    Still not changing my answer. I'm not sure why you replied to me.
    Robert Moir, Aug 5, 2007
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