Solved When is it legaly to copy Windows 95/98?

February 3, 2013 at 06:04:24
Specs: Windows 98 SP1, 1.33 Ghz / 256 MB

Will it ever be OK to copy Windows 95/98 or will Microsoft own the rights all the time?
I just woundering if I could download it, or if I need to buy it from ebay or simillar?

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February 3, 2013 at 09:09:47

It is legal to make an archive copy of any version of Windows. It isn't legal to install more than one instance at a time using the same license (key).

As a practicality When 95/98 were released there was no real way to prevent multiple installs using the same key.



#1
February 3, 2013 at 06:24:03

Technically, there is no statute of limitations on software. Unless M$ officially releases it for free, the EULA is still binding. That being said, why would you even consider paying for Win95/98 in 2013? Just download it from the torrents & don't worry about it.

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#2
February 3, 2013 at 06:30:59

I did search but I didnĀ“t found a good source

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February 3, 2013 at 06:37:51

I edited my response above. The source should be the EULA. Try reading it for Win98SE:

http://help.lockergnome.com/windows...


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#4
February 3, 2013 at 08:41:58

If you can find one cheap enough on eBay then it would be safer than torrents and it might even be legal. You need one with a product key to save you searching for one.

You can definitely find free downloads out there (even without using torrents). You need to try harder with Google. You would then need a product key.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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February 3, 2013 at 09:09:47
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It is legal to make an archive copy of any version of Windows. It isn't legal to install more than one instance at a time using the same license (key).

As a practicality When 95/98 were released there was no real way to prevent multiple installs using the same key.


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February 3, 2013 at 09:34:33


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