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#1 deltacoolguy


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Posted 03 January 2006 - 12:04 AM

I've had several people tell me that purchasing OEM software is the way to go. I'm considering purchasing a copy of Adobe Photoshop, but when I read all the disclaimers I see that I cannot register the product, yet they will send instructions on how to activate it, which seems contradictory, and so on. I would get no printed license info, yet that one doesn't seem like a big deal.

I'm assuming that since I can't register that I would not be able to purchase upgrades in the future. Is that true? Then again, the OEM is cheaper than the official upgrades, so maybe it's a moot point.

How does this work? Is this a legal way to do this?

Another scenario is purchasing via eBay, where you get an older version, and an upgrade, for about half the price of a full new version. Sellers claim that it is fully legit.

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#2 acklan


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Posted 04 January 2006 - 02:52 PM

He is trying to sell you boot legged software. Except for so freeware all software companies will require you to register the software.
The eBay option sounds plausible, but be careful and ask questions. If you get burned eBay will be of little help. I know, I am going thru it right now.
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