Pressure Forces Microsoft to Change Vista Licensing

"Pressure Forces Microsoft to Change Vista Licensing"

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Customer concerns over changes to Windows Vista licensing that would limit a transfer of the license to only one machine have moved Microsoft to revise the operating system licensing policy. Microsoft said today it has changed the retail license terms for Vista so that customers now may uninstall the OS from one machine and install it on another as many times as they want.

The new terms do away with limitations on the number of new devices to which the license can be transferred. However, to continue the discouragement of piracy, Microsoft has worded the license so that it is clear that users cannot "share this license between devices."


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02-11-2006, 17:49:08

Just the network wizard and enable file sharing

02-11-2006, 17:51:41

hmm i did that yet i cannot find the new pc on the network...i can find the old one though - on the old one :mad:

03-11-2006, 01:45:05

Toxteth O'Grady
Just pull the hard disk from the old one and mount it as a slave on the new one.



03-11-2006, 02:38:00

is that the easiest way :eek:

03-11-2006, 03:15:28


is that the easiest way :eek:

Umm probably not but it would be the quickest

03-11-2006, 03:21:56

So what would be the quickest way and how do I do it? I tried doing the network but I could only find the computer that I was on at the time on the network :(

03-11-2006, 03:51:48

The quickest way has already been said.

Take the harddrive from the old PC and connect it to the new one as slave...
I would of thought this to be the easiest. Seeing as there is no screen swapping involved.

Good luck.:worship:

03-11-2006, 05:34:40

okey dokey, ill do that tonight:worship:

03-11-2006, 10:30:51

thats probably the quickest way unless you have a gigabit network

03-11-2006, 12:25:39

Toxteth O'Grady
and also quickest in total practical time if you are not up to speed on networking, waiting for answers on forums to find out, messing about with network wizards and file sharing - could take hours or days.

Pulling a disk from one machine and sticking it in another - 10 minutes, tops.



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