Originally Posted by mssssee2
How many computers does it support? If they are more than 10 the best way would be a pirated cracked OS, because you would have to buy many keys even when they were in offer. Despite there is a big discount when buying many OS keys, it would surely be an expensive choice.
For a business setting that is NEVER an option. What happens when they can NOT update their software due to the pirated software? Then the system goes down because they could not get the necessary patch?
Great suggestion to cost a company more time and more loss of productivity.
For a company that uses 6-10 Computers you can get a Volume License Key thru Microsoft. At first you can buy it that will allow for the install you need. They are a bit expensive but it is NOT worth the time and cost in the long run to pirate at all. You can also buy a Corporate License which will allow for all the installs you need.
Best bet contact Microsoft. They will work with you and help you figure out which License package for the price you are willing to spend. They will most likely try to push Vista on you as well. But you could probably find a XP Corporate License or Enterprise License somewhere. But contact Microsoft. If you pirate you will end up costing your business more than you bargained for. When you can get any of the latest patches and lose some PC's due to a hack or attack your boss will not be happy that you decided to pirate the software.
No offense at all here. But do NOT suggest that someone in a business setting pirate software. Not only is that wrong but it could end up costing them their job for the fact that they might take the suggestion. When the worst happens and they say they got the info from someone on a forum you think that will save their job? That is people livelyhood. How would you like it if you had a job and lost it due to some bad advice someone gave you online like that? I think you would be pretty ****ed. Espically if you had a wife and kids at home and had to excplain to them why you got fired from your job.
In a home setting that is something else. But in a business setting that is just not right. Business shouldnt pirate software. Just google GeekSquad and see how much trouble they got into for their 2 instances of "pirated software" gossip.