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  • Ok, Quick question to clear up.

    Say you have a genuine version of Windows 2000 OEM.  The license is only valid for that machine and is therefore non-transferable.

    But, say you then purchase a Retail version of XP Professional Upgrade.  Does the upgrade have terms in the EULA that essentailly gives it the same rights as a Full reatil version of Windows?  Especially the transfer of license?  Or does the upgrade simply upgrade the version of the software but then the product still fall under the original OEM license?

    So in summary, is OEM+Upgrade = full retail and is it transferable?



    Sunday, October 8, 2006 10:23 PM


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  • Yes.
    Monday, October 9, 2006 2:52 AM
  •  Carey Frisch wrote:

    Yes to what exaclty?  The whole license or just it's transferability?

    Anyone got the part in the EULA that I can quote to people?

    Monday, October 9, 2006 12:09 PM
  • A "Retail Upgrade" versin of Windows XP is transferrable to a differenent computer once it is removed (via reformatting the hard drive) from the original computer.  The original OEM version of Windows 2000 would not be transferable.  Therefore, the next upgrade installation of Windows XP would require its own qualifying Windows operating system to upgrade from.
    Monday, October 9, 2006 3:07 PM