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Can I sell on a WGA Kit, e.g. over Amazon or eBay RRS feed

  • Question

  • As I understand it from looking over the posts on this site, buying the WGA Kit is like getting a retail boxed version of Windows XP, and it licences me to use Windows XP on one PC at a time, but I can change that PC an unlimited amount of times and reformat its hard-disk etc.

    The questions I have are:

    1). If I no longer need the WGA licence in the future (e.g. because I have a new PC with an OEM version of say Vista, or a future employer has a licence allowing me to use XP at home) can I sell the WGA Kit over Amazon Marketplace or eBay as equivalent to a 2nd hand retail version of Windows XP?

    2). I have a laptop with a genuine Windows XP OEM licence. The trouble is it does not have a proper installation disk - just a disk with an image of the pre-installed system. This means I cannot repair the installation; reinstall the OS without it also deleting the data partions I have created on the hard-disk or set it up as dual boot. Can I use a WGA Kit CD bought for my desktop to do these things on that laptop?

    3). Does it come with SP2?

    Thanks in advance for any answers.

    Thursday, May 18, 2006 2:05 PM

Answers

  • Annie:

     

    I'm sorry for the delay in response, theres been many posts and it got lost in the rush. Not an excuse, but I do apologize!

     

    For your questions:

    1 - I will have to check with our licensing team to get the definitive answer for this.

    2 - Yes, the WGA Kit CD is a retail copy CD.

    3 - Yep!

    Wednesday, May 24, 2006 12:19 AM
  • To answer your final question:

     

    The EULA on the WGA Kit is the same as the Retail version of Windows

     

    hth

    davar

    Wednesday, May 24, 2006 3:51 PM

All replies

  • Annie:

     

    I'm sorry for the delay in response, theres been many posts and it got lost in the rush. Not an excuse, but I do apologize!

     

    For your questions:

    1 - I will have to check with our licensing team to get the definitive answer for this.

    2 - Yes, the WGA Kit CD is a retail copy CD.

    3 - Yep!

    Wednesday, May 24, 2006 12:19 AM
  • Thank you for the answers to Q's 2. and 3. Look forward to seeing the learning about the resale issue.

    No problem about the delay, I appreciate the quality of the answers on this site.

     

    Wednesday, May 24, 2006 2:08 PM
  • To answer your final question:

     

    The EULA on the WGA Kit is the same as the Retail version of Windows

     

    hth

    davar

    Wednesday, May 24, 2006 3:51 PM