|I purchased a used laptop from e bay. I need some advice on something I was told. The laptop is a Dell Lattitude D630. The model shipped with Windows XP Pro. The seller sold it with Windows 7. I sent a message to the seller asking some things. I asked about the orignal OS and if it had a C.O.A. I am going to post the seller's response below.|
"Most salvage companies scrap the COA's. Strict interpretation of the licensing mumbo-jumbo says the OS in bound to the hard drive and most corporate hard drives are shredded/destroyed. So strictly speaking any COA (whether there or not) is invalid once the hard drive is switched out. Sorry, I know this is not what most people want to hear or believe."
Is what they telling me true? I knew about SLP on OEM machines and it is tied to like he motherboard and bios. I never heard about installing it on a different hard drive and using on same machine, and not activate or install? That is what I asked about I told them I was going to use another hard drive and install XP on it and keep the one with Windows 7 until I am ready to use Windows 7. I hope someone can give me some good advice. If this is posted in the wrong place I am sorry.
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