View Full Version : It's ok

17-02-2006, 17:12:21
... because we've been a bunch of swindling cunts for ages. (http://www.theregister.com/2006/02/17/microsoft_oem_shocker/) So that makes it ok, and you ought to read all that small print that allows us to pull whatever unreasonable stunts we like :D 'cuz the law isn't there to protect you lot, oh no.

Tech blogs are fizzing with rage at the 'revelation' that Microsoft small print says a new Windows OEM licence must be purchased if a motherboard is changed or upgraded.

17-02-2006, 18:09:03
I don't get it.

Do tech people think that the case is the computer?

One of those times MS is 100% in the right.

17-02-2006, 18:28:00
what do they mean by upgrade?

17-02-2006, 19:03:25
The motherboard is merely one component.

It's like a hammer isn't the head, it isn't the handle, it's the combination.

It's bad enough folk think it ok MS are right to refuse to let you move the OS from one PC to another. This shows it's the thin end of the wedge.

17-02-2006, 20:46:42
even if microsoft says this, how many ppl do you think will actually buy a new license when they change motherboards??

17-02-2006, 20:51:56
No one, because you don't have to. You can reactivate Windows with a new mobo.

Provost Harrison
17-02-2006, 21:08:47
I just have an 'alternative' version :cute: