|This is taken directly from the M$ EULA:|
Quote"1.5 Storage/Network Use. You may also store or install a copy of the Software on a storage device, such as a network server, used only to install or run the Software on your other Workstation Computers over an internal network; however, you must acquire and dedicate an additional license for each separate Workstation Computer on or from which the Software is installed, used, accessed, displayed or run. Except as otherwise permitted by the NetMeeting and Remote Assistance features described above, a license for the Software may not be shared or used concurrently on different Workstation Computers."UNQUOTE
This says that I can use the SAME XP INSTALL DISC on seperate systems within my network so long as I aquire a seperate license for EACH storage device the software is installed on. This is what I have done and I aquired that and each seperate license for my network as per the laws and have had each one activated and certified as AUTHENTIC through MS. PERIOD...now you can set up and debate it all you want to..This is part of the MS END USER LICENSED AGREEMENT that came with my install disc and as posted on the MS site. You want to argue about what constitutes a storage device on a network.....I say that "IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE DEFINITION OF IS, IS"
M$ says that I can do this as long as I "AQUIRE AND DEDICATE A LICENSE FOR EACH SEPERATE WORKSTATION COMPUTER ON OR FROM WHICH THE SOFTWARE IS USED, ACCESSED,DISPLAYED OR RUN"
I "AQUIRED"...I "DEDICATED" I "USE, ACCESS, DISPLAY and RUN"....and M$ has agreed that it was legit by allowing full activation and for full certification of LEGITIMACY through their OWM(M$) online VERIFICATION process. I HAVE NOT violated any licensing agreement because they say I can do it. Nor Have I violated any laws about aquiring the licenses as they were sold to me directly by one of their registered sellers of said licenses. The Big BOYS are screeming foul because I am able to legally do this and so are others. Now M$ is cracking down on conterfeited licenses and unscrupolous retailers that sell illegally and everyone is up in arms that you can't do this or that. You can purchase legal extra licenses with approved hardware. This is NOT a stand alone COA as you and others are trying to say it is. And M$ does not say it either. "Stand Alone" is just that..sold by itself or seperated from the hardware that it was supplied with.... I think this is CASE CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!
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