From: Jim on
PJK wrote:
> Jim wrote:
>
>> The seller has very good feedback.
>>
>
> I wouldn't have said so.
>
> Peter.

Thanks, Peter.
Why do you say that?
I saw '98.7% Positive feedback'hence my comment.
Am I missing something? - seriously! I am fairly new to ebay and just a
bit cautious of 'If it looks too good to be true..."

Cheers,
Jim
From: michael adams on

"Jim" <jim(a)theseaside.co.uk> wrote in message news:hPTon.362963$Np2.16680(a)newsfe24.ams2...
> Peter Crosland wrote:
> >
> > As it says on the picture for installation only on a Dell PC. Anything else
> > is a breach of the licence.
> >
> > Peter Crosland
> >
> >
>
> By chance it actually is for a 2nd hand Dell laptop I have bought :)
> The picture says 'For distribution with a new Dell PC only' but the
> seller says 'Can be installed on any PC' - seems contradictory to me?
>
> Jim


He hit a definite bad patch around 9 months ago. Flogging rubbish basically.

http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?User=speed-shop24&Dirn=Received+by&ref=home


I've used plenty of OEM O'S myself almost exclusively in fact, but none of them
are "legit" in a purely legal sense as they're not intended for sale or resale
except with a new computer or new motherboard. They're sold on favourable terms to
hardware manufacturers and resellers on that basis. Selling them with a token
memory stick is baloney. As XP is mature there are no support issues
as such, but if he sends them out with the wrong product key then
you're stuffed basically.

What the seller says *could* be correct, if it weren't for all the complaints
he gets in his feedback about sending out recovery discs and the like.
All the OEM software I've ever bought starting with DOS 3 had the *wrong*
manufacturer's name on the disc label everything from Epsom to Compaq neither
of which I've ever owned but all of them worked perfectly.

The sellers charging twice as much should have 100% feedback, have English
as their first language and will be more accommodating if things go wrong.


michael adams

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From: Mike on
In message <hPTon.362963$Np2.16680(a)newsfe24.ams2>
at 23:31:25 on Fri, 19 Mar 2010, Jim <jim(a)theseaside.co.uk> wrote
>Peter Crosland wrote:
>> As it says on the picture for installation only on a Dell PC.
>>Anything else is a breach of the licence.
>> Peter Crosland
>
>By chance it actually is for a 2nd hand Dell laptop I have bought :)
>The picture says 'For distribution with a new Dell PC only' but the
>seller says 'Can be installed on any PC' - seems contradictory to me?
>
Actually I thought an OEM license is only intended for the machine on
which it was first installed. Not sure if you'll run into problems when
you come to activate it (Genuine Advantage may reject it)
--
Mike News
From: Jim on
Mike wrote:
> Actually I thought an OEM license is only intended for the machine on
> which it was first installed. Not sure if you'll run into problems when
> you come to activate it (Genuine Advantage may reject it)

Thanks, Mike,
That's my view as well (I bought an OEM version for a PC that I built
myself a while back - no problems)
I'm assuming that that this item is a genuine version of XP which has
not been installed on any other machine...

Cheers, Jim
From: Peter Crosland on
"Jim" <jim(a)theseaside.co.uk> wrote in message
news:hPTon.362963$Np2.16680(a)newsfe24.ams2...
> Peter Crosland wrote:
>>
>> As it says on the picture for installation only on a Dell PC. Anything
>> else is a breach of the licence.
>>
>
> By chance it actually is for a 2nd hand Dell laptop I have bought :)
> The picture says 'For distribution with a new Dell PC only' but the seller
> says 'Can be installed on any PC' - seems contradictory to me?


What can be done, and what it legal to do, are two different things. To be
really accurate the licence is for it to be installed on one Dell machine
only. That installation will already have taken place so installation on
another machine, even a Dell, is still in breach of the licence. Having said
that I don't see any moral issue with what you are proposing except it would
lining the pocket of someone who clearly is acting illegally in selling
them.


Peter Crosland