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By jon_w31 ·
can anyone advise. I buy/sell a number of second user systems. Very few of these come with a licence to accompany the windows software installed. As a business selling these systems on, do I have to supply a licence? Is there a cheap way of abtaining just a license for the o/s installed? Can I supply 2nd user windows disks with accompanying licence? or do I have to install a new copy of windows?
Help would be much appreciated. I'm realy not sure where I stand as a reseller.

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by burlynerd In reply to Windows on 2nd user syste ...

If you are selling computers with Windows installed, then you must have the licenses for the software. That is true, whether the computers are used or not.

You can contact Microsoft about bulk discounts on licenses for the computers you sell, oryou can try to sell the computers with no operating system at all. Microsoft is not known for being flexible where its software licenses are involved.

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by jereg In reply to Windows on 2nd user syste ...

If you are selling/distributing PC's, you MUST have a vadlid license from MicroSoft. They are not known for having a big heart when it comes to the distribution of their software. So what can you do?
1. You could put a copy of Linux on the boxes. it's free so there is no problem.
2. You could put a shareware copy of DR-DOS on the boxes, it's legel, though it won't run much. For more info:
www.pysmatic.net/dr-dos/
You might try to find surplus copies of Win95 or 98 floating around.
Hope that helps.

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