From: Justin Credible on

"Peter Crosland" <g6jns(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> 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.

I doubt that.

The original pc will have had an OS pre-installed, the
surplus-to-requirement CD is probably sealed and never been used.

For example, on my Vista Home Premium 64-bit DVD sat here (sealed and
available for a tenner delivered if anyone's interested!) it says "Use this
DVD only to reinstall the operating system on a Dell pc".........doesn't say
anything about using it only on the pc with which it was shipped?