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Thread: OS license pack?




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    I am trying to figure out what I would need to legally sell a computer that I built and includes an OS. Do I actually have to go out and purchase a Retail or OEM version of an OS and include it with the computer or is there some kind of License That I can pay for that will enable me to install and include an OS. I can't make heads or tails out of the Microsoft website. Google hasn't helped much either. Could someone possibly steer me in the right direction.
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    Though I'm not 100% sure, I don't think it legal to sell the machine with a copy and lic. pak. The lic. pak is for adding machines at your location. I'm not sure if they would catch you though, or what MS would do.

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    Well that partially answers my question. I have just heard the term license pack before. Now I at least know what that is. However; if I wanted to be legit and build computers and sell them with OS's, how would I do that. I can't believe that A Retail or OEM version has to be purchased for each computer. If that were the case, no one could build or resale a computer and compete with the Big Boys. Hmm.. Maybe that is the way it works.
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    You should probably ask Microsoft how it goes about giving out licenses for including OSes on computers.
    I do know that different companies do different things. For example, Gateway includes a full version of Windows along with a license number with its computer. At the same time, Hewlett Packard includes the OS pre-installed but with no included CD.

    But you probably need to ask someone that works for a large OEM company or for Microsoft itself.

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    Yep, I found that site too. I am still wading through it. Thanx
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