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Old 06-03-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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The word you missed was "resale". Many of us are using the OEM version for our own use.
And "new personal computer" as well.

I forgot that you were required to buy hardware with it. Dealers sold more unused crap back then...
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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And "new personal computer" as well.

I forgot that you were required to buy hardware with it. Dealers sold more unused crap back then...
Some just sold them as a bundle. The stores got rid of a lot of serial port mouses back then.

And yes, Microsoft doesn't really enforce the "new" and the "resale" portions of the OEM license, so long as it's at least licensed. Much like turning a blind eye to pirated Windows 3.1 and 95 copies back in the days (let it spread!), they know their way to world domination.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:01 PM
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Win7 is faster and uses memory much better than that slow dog Vista. I was so happy to upgrade AWAY from Vista.
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