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  1.    04 May 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
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    Many readers tell me they bought that software and installed it on their own new (or old) PC, happily saving a significant chunk of change in the process. According to Microsoft, they are violating the terms of the OEM System Builder license agreement, which says, in convoluted language, that you must install the software using the OEM Preinstallation Kit and then resell the PC to a third party. If you install that software on your own PC, you don't have a "genuine" copy of Windows. ?
    Just sell the system to yourself for $1.00 problem solved no 2nd or 3rd party needed.
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  2.    04 May 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    Just sell the system to yourself for $1.00 problem solved no 3rd party needed.
    You can do anyway you want.
    Not my problem.
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  3.    04 May 2016 #13
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    Originally Posted by groze
    Just sell the system to yourself for $1.00 problem solved no 2nd or 3rd party needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    You can do anyway you want.
    Not my problem.
    If you make or build your own computers, you should be able to install a system build disk and be able to sell the system to yourself. You can buy your own product(S). What manufacture would build something they couldn't use themselves?
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  4.    04 May 2016 #14
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    Throw whatever operating system you can put on your computer. Any old one you want or Linux or whatever. Then Google Insider Program, join it. Free Windows 10!
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  5.    04 May 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by flybynite View Post
    Throw whatever operating system you can put on your computer. Any old one you want or Linux or whatever. Then Google Insider Program, join it. Free Windows 10!
    @flybynite

    That is not accurate anymore. They require a legit upgrade from windows 7 or 8.x or a purchase of Windows 10 before you can use insider builds. Which I think is wrong. Who want to waste a or buy a license to be a tester, that is kind of backwards.
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  6.    04 May 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    If you make or build your own computers, you should be able to install a system build disk and be able to sell the system to yourself. You can buy your own product(S). What manufacture would build something they couldn't use themselves?
    I am not here to debate. I don't care for that, nor this is my mandate for participating these forums.

    I am just posting what I know to the OP. If the OP has further questions, I'll try to answer them. If no more questions from the OP, then my job is done.
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  7.    04 May 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by flybynite View Post
    Throw whatever operating system you can put on your computer. Any old one you want or Linux or whatever. Then Google Insider Program, join it. Free Windows 10!

    I don't think it works that way any more. I think you need a qualify key to join now.
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  8.    04 May 2016 #18
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    Nobody gets support from Microsoft, do they? They get support from here!

    There's a thread back here: Solved Cannot activate genuine copy after clean install - Windows 10 Forums

    My take on this is as follows:
    Microsoft sells OEM licenses to big computer manufacturers for $10-$15. Often in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, etc., where the hardware is assembled.
    Most of these licenses and the software get put onto new machines.
    A small number find their way onto the internet through some back door route. Perhaps as a gift to a friend or cousin for services etc...

    The OEM keys are genuine, unused and capable of working 100% normally, and get sold for pretty low prices compared to the full retail price from a boxshifter. Nobody loses out and a few folk get a bargain.
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  9.    04 May 2016 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    @flybynite

    That is not accurate anymore. They require a legit upgrade from windows 7 or 8.x or a purchase of Windows 10 before you can use insider builds. Which I think is wrong. Who want to waste a or buy a license to be a tester, that is kind of backwards.
    I do not know where you got your information. But, I just checked the official insider program page, and no mention is made of your stated requirements.
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  10.    04 May 2016 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    You can buy Windows 10 OEM legally. It's sold for system builders and only good for the device it was originally installed on.
    But I'm not a system builder. What would be my limitation if I buy it for myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
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    According to Microsoft, they are violating the terms of the OEM System Builder license agreement, which says, in convoluted language, that you must install the software using the OEM Preinstallation Kit and then resell the PC to a third party. If you install that software on your own PC, you don't have a "genuine" copy of Windows.
    How would MS know that I don't got a genuine license?
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