[Gllug] Getting Microsoft off a Dell purchase - anyone done this?

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Fri Jul 7 06:19:07 UTC 2006

On Fri, Jul 07, 2006 at 03:11:30AM +0200, salsaman wrote:

> Well, if you haven't accepted the terms of the license, then you have 
> *no agreement with Microsoft*.
> Therefore, they (Microsoft) have no legal way to stop you selling your 
> license to some third party.

But it may be illegal (or probably contrary to the MS agreement) for someone
to then use it. The version that comes with hardware is an OEM version
that is (often) linked to some particular h/ware.

> The only thing you cannot do is to sell the MS CD without the 
> accompanying license, that is illegal under statutory law. To get around 
> this, you can sell the license and throw in the CD for free.

Alain Williams
Parliament Hill Computers Ltd.
Linux Consultant - Mail systems, Web sites, Networking, Programmer, IT Lecturer.
+44 (0) 787 668 0256  http://www.phcomp.co.uk/

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