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Offline DaBees-Knees

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Microsoft confirms Windows 7 install trick is legal
« on: October 30, 2009, 07:26:38 am »
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140125/Microsoft_confirms_Windows_7_install_trick_is_legal?taxonomyId=125&pageNumber=1

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Microsoft today confirmed that users can apply a workaround trick to do a clean install of Windows 7 on a blank hard drive as long as they toe the licensing line.

In a blog post earlier this week, Eric Ligman, who works in Microsoft's worldwide partner group, took exception to stories that showed people how to use the less-expensive Windows 7 upgrade editions to install the new operating system on blank drives. Computerworld covered the upgrade install trick - first reported by noted Windows blogger Paul Thurrott - last Friday.

"Over the past several days there have been various posts, etc. across a variety of social media engines stating that some 'hack' (be it a person or a procedure) shows that a Windows 7 Upgrade disc can perform a 'clean' installation of Windows 7 on a blank drive from a technical perspective," said Ligman.

"They often forgot to mention a very basic, yet very important piece of information," said Ligman about Thurrott's blog post and the resulting reports by others. "'Technically possible' does not always mean legal," Ligman said.

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Well you could always do a clean install of a borrowed copy of vista, then don't put in the code and then do an upgrade from vista to 7... and it does work and its quazi legal too methinks.

 :o ....... That all sounds a bit naughty to me.   :gum: 


Offline Bluey_412

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Re: Microsoft confirms Windows 7 install trick is legal
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 08:31:59 am »
its been goin on for years....
did a clean install of win95 on a blank drive by showin it a copy of win3.1 disk 1, and ME over 98...

all it was doin was testing to see if you had a qualifying product

note i didnt say 'owned'
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Offline Trestor

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Re: Microsoft confirms Windows 7 install trick is legal
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 01:31:40 pm »
Interesting to me to note that MS is obviously reading lots of sites and can respond quickly when they want to. I wish they had shown the same interest and speed over issues people have been complaining about over the years.




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