Is copying and distrubuting windows recovery cds illegal?
By recovery cd i mean the windows cds that usually come with computers like IBM, DELL, compaq etc. Since the cds only work for that specific model it shouldnt be illegal should it?
i work for a refurbishing company selling refurb computer systems
Some customers that buy the computers want a recovery cd for their specific system. So i was just wondering if its illegal to give them a copy of a recovery cd rather than for example ordering it from IBM. And of course the customer will be using the COA product key provided with their system.
If they only had a recovery CD for their version of Windows, and only had access to their own License Key, would that still make it illegal? I admit I'm a little shaky on licensing laws, but I seem to remember you pay for the licence, not the software itself, which would make backup CD's acceptable, assuming that they were only used in conjunction with a legally purchased License Key.