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  • hi all,

    i found a website in my travels which is offering microsoft xp pro sp2 for 59.00 us dollars (www.cdsfu.com). i was wondering if this is going to be a legal working version or am i going to get burned?

    Thanks in advance for the answer
    Glenn
    • Split by JeniferA Thursday, April 9, 2009 3:16 PM answer accidentally submitted twice
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 2:47 AM

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  • Dear Glenn,
    Thank you for bringing this site to our attention. Microsoft sells OEM software only to original equipment manufacturers (such as Dell or HP) and only for pre-installation on machines they are selling. The End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) specifically prohibits sale of this software separate from the OEM PC. Microsoft sofware also is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) regardless of whether it is retail or OEM software (see http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/default.aspx for more information).

    I would not recommend purchasing software from this site as I think it is highly likely you would get burned.

    Best regards,
    Jenifer
    • Marked as answer by JeniferA Wednesday, April 8, 2009 4:11 PM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 4:11 PM

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  • Dear Glenn,
    Thank you for bringing this site to our attention. Microsoft sells OEM software only to original equipment manufacturers (such as Dell or HP) and only for pre-installation on machines they are selling. The End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) specifically prohibits sale of this software separate from the OEM PC. Microsoft sofware also is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) regardless of whether it is retail or OEM software (see http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/default.aspx for more information).

    I would not recommend purchasing software from this site as I think it is highly likely you would get burned.

    Best regards,
    Jenifer
    • Marked as answer by JeniferA Wednesday, April 8, 2009 4:11 PM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 4:11 PM
  • Thanks for the reply, It sounded to good to be true.

    Glenn
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 6:15 PM
  • Hello gck1973,

    What they are selling is as phony as a three dollar bill.


    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 8:39 PM