Did you just use the trial of 30 days ?cantona.no7 said:i installed it over a month ago on my HTPC and then last night on my old laptop just to see if it was powerful enough to run it and it worked with no problem so i have it on two different machines both work fine.
It's not actually illegal just in breach of reseller agreement with Microsoft for a distributer to sell OEM software without qualifying hardware. For a private individual selling on there is no agreeement with Microsoft & hence you can sell or give away any way you like. You bought it. You own it. You can do what you like with it.meansizzler said:Well it is OEM so is illegal to sell it unless buying a qualifying piece of hardware for your PC with it..., a thread like yours was closed for this reason...
He wouldn't be selling something he doesn't own, he's selling the media the software he's "renting" came on.jaymz said:I do not think you actually own it, you actually own the CD and have the right to use the software.
In a corpotate environment i can not sell MS licenses, unless i provide the orignal hardware that it came with. I was told this by a Microsoft corporate account manager and i believe it is in the EULA.
However it is illegal to sell something you do not own.
But it can't be shrinkwrapped? You said you've installed it on two different PCs "just to see", so its been opened.nigelbb said:I was actually thinking of the case of software still in the shrink-wrapped. You can buy that with qualifying hardware but you can sell it on to whoever you like or give it away whatever.
From a legal point of view I agree with you, *but* Microsoft control the "Windows Update" process and the registration process.Repo said:Just because it's in the EULA, it doesn't mean that it's either legal and/or enforcable. If you want to sell a copy of MCE then all you really need is to ship the COA with it IMHO; Micro$haft may well not agree with this opinion but that doesn't make it illegal.