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  • Hi.

    This is a question i've seen so many times, but people put there own answers in, so thought I would ask here, hopefully will get a definitive answer?

    Basically I go to a few forums, and see this answer asked so many times, and it bugs me that I can't find an official answer from Microsoft across the web anywhere.

    Is it legal/illegal to download a torrent of vista or xp, and use it provided the person dowloading has a valid product key.

    People that I come across ask this for several reasons, they have wiped their recovery partition and need to install the O/S ASAP, the disk they used is scratched, they want to install vista/XPx64 etc.

    An official answer would be great, I've tried telephoning but the offices for my country are closed, so thought I would ask here, I'll phone up in the morning when they are open.

    Cheers for any answers.
    Monday, December 8, 2008 9:20 PM

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