More Than On Computer in the house-hold

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Matthew, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Matthew

    Matthew Guest

    Hi Members
    I bought Windows Vist and put it on my home computer. Do I have to buy it
    again to put it on my new laptop? If not, how does that work?
     
    Matthew, Feb 1, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    Yes, you need to purchase another license. One license to a computer.


    Malke
     
    Malke, Feb 1, 2008
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  3. Certainly. You need to purchase a separate Vista license for each
    computer on which you install it.

    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 Vista 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 Vista
    licensing differs from that of earlier versions of Windows (up until
    WinXP, that is) is that Microsoft has added 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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    Bruce Chambers, Feb 1, 2008
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    Adam Leinss Guest

    Not always:

    Under the licensing agreements for Microsoft applications software and
    Windows 3.0, if the software is permanently installed on the hard disk or
    other storage device of a computer (other than a network server) and one
    person uses that computer more than 80 percent of the time it is in use,
    then that person may also use the software on a portable or home computer.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/83926
     
    Adam Leinss, Feb 1, 2008
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  5. Yes, always. Your example is irrelevant. I specified operating
    systems, and Windows 3.0 was *not* an operating system. It was just a
    GUI shell that "rode on top of" the actual operating system, which was
    MS-DOS. The first commercially and publicly available Microsoft
    operating system to use the now-ubiquitous "Windows" brand was Windows
    NT 3.x.



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    Bruce Chambers

    Help us help you:
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

    The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    killed a great many philosophers.
    ~ Denis Diderot
     
    Bruce Chambers, Feb 1, 2008
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