[ubuntu-uk] Dad's Computer - for want of a better subject
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed Jun 22 17:13:15 UTC 2011
On 22/06/2011 11:32, Dave Hanson wrote:
> I think it may just be easier for companies like that to do a complete
> re-install rather than diagnose the actual problem and blame it on
> dodgy hardware, as for the Vista install, if they did actually take
> the parts from another PC perhaps they switched the license over and
> scrapped the other PC - perhaps they thought they were doing him a
> favour by giving him a more up to date OS. I'd certainly check that
> the license is valid with someone (Not sure who, Microsoft?) as there
> may be a load of computers in your area all running the same Vista
> install - they won't be able to get licences for free will they?
Actually it is easy to get round the Vista activation with a BIOS
modification (as it is also with XP and Windows 7) so I wonder if this
is what they have done?
Doesn't make it legal though.
My other thought was that maybe they are a registered Microsoft
refurbisher and provided a licence that way, that is until I read that
the options are Windows XP or Windows 7, NOT Vista...
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