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#1 stryke297

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:13 AM

If I have a CD with Vista on it, why can't I put it on as many computers as I'd like? I've installed it on my desktop and just recently on my laptop. The laptop just acts as if I'm running it on a 30 day trial.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:34 AM

Read the EULA:

1.1 Installation and use. You may install, use, access, display and run one copy of the Software on a single computer, such as a workstation, terminal or other device ("Workstation Computer"). The Software may not be used by more than one processor at any one time on any single Workstation Computer.



Don't bother asking how to get around it because that would be violating the rules:

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.


Edited by garmanma, 26 May 2009 - 09:42 AM.

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#3 stryke297

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:32 PM

It seems like you are implying there are known ways to "get around it." I didn't catch that in the EULA. Hell I didn't even read the EULA. Do they offer Operating Systems that can be put on multiple computers.

I find it odd hat it states it can be on "one desktop/workstation processor". I'm running dualcore. That's kinda a little bit more than one processor.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 06:45 PM

Do they offer Operating Systems that can be put on multiple computers.


Any Linux distro is free. Shipit will send you 10 copies of Ubuntu for free

You can have a quadcore processor, it's still only one CPU
It's always been that way. They're just more serious in tracking illegitimate copies now
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