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Old 08-09-2005, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there everyone, im hoping someone here can help clear up a problem i have. I am starting to build a few computers to sell to a few friends (and friends of friends) and they all want Windows Xp installed on their machines. I want to do it all legally so does this mean i have to buy the required number of full retail copies or can i buy OEM versions (If i can buy OEM versions could someone please explain the limitations on doing this as I read that i have to buy a piece of hardware or something to be eligible to buy it). And also since i will most probably be purchasing and installing the software does that mean that the license is in my name or does it stick to the computer or person buying it as i will end up giving them the disk in the finished system (for a price).
Sorry if this is a difficult post to comprehend as i dont fully understand what im talking about, which is why i need as much help as I can. (this is all basically so i dont get it to trouble pirating software).

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Old 08-09-2005, 11:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im not sure about liscensing but i do know that you can preinstall linux worry free just to get your customers up and running. if they choose to buy a copy of windows themselfs, then you could possibly provide a service to install that for them. i would suggest a linux distrubution called ubuntu linux. it is by far the most user friendly distrubution i have EVER come across. and even better than that, they will ship you as many install cd's as you need...FREE OF CHARGE (you dont even pay shipping!!!!). hope this helps
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Old 08-09-2005, 11:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you ill definetly consider doing this. I was thinking about installing linux but i havent played around with it much in the last few years so i guess it time to have another go at it
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ubuntu even has a live cd so you can play around with it before commiting to it
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Why not go to the Microsoft website and inquire about multiple OEM licenses?
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well with microsoft getting liceases you gotta be in partnership with them like I am.
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thank You all for your help Ill check out the sites and see how i go
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These friends will not want Linux if they are not computer savy.
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