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Loading Win 7 Pro on a "different" computer


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#1 nubee7

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 02:58 PM

Bought an Asus netbook a couple years ago. Came loaded with something called "Windows 7 Sampler"   I loaded XP (as my preferred OS). Found out MS had actually firewalled XP.  Toasted the HDD which Asus replaced, no questions asked.  I dutifully bought Win 7 ($119.) and installed it on the netbook. After months of system problems I was told the motherboard was fried as well. I threw it away.  Just wrote off the nearly $400 investment and tossed that Asus netbook in a dumpster. Having already paid for WIN 7 I loaded that OS onto an old laptop.  Now I've got Microsoft chasing me all over the internet, with unveiled threats, accusing me of harboring an unauthorized unlicensed operating system. Cannot find a website or phone number to tell MS that the computer they have linked with that copy of Win 7 no longer exists. Please advise. Someone...?  Anyone...?  Bueller...? 



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 04:00 PM

Microsoft business...is not our concern.  They are quite capable of handling issues regarding their products...they are the only/final arbiters regarding the usage of any version of Windows.

 

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