Solved will software for usa only work on uk computers

April 25, 2012 at 11:08:47
Specs: Windows Vista
I have been sold software as for use in uk, when I received the package it is unopened and a full version but on the box it says made in Puerto Rico for Distribution in US only. Will it work if installed on a computer in England legally

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April 25, 2012 at 16:56:44
I don't know if it is legal to use but it is not legal to distribute. Due to the regulations of the European Union Microsoft was required to create a special N version of Windows 7 that omitted Windows Media Player and related applications. These are included in North American versions. They are available as a free download.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IE/windows7/products/What-is-Windows-7-N-edition



#1
April 25, 2012 at 11:20:50
Dunno but what is the name of the software? This info might help someone to help you.

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#2
April 25, 2012 at 12:54:16
Black/gray market stuff I'd guess.

I assume it might work but your country may have some odd laws. Some cryptographic software may be in that program and that is why you can't import it.

Wonder why it doesn't say Hecho en.

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#3
April 25, 2012 at 13:39:18
Its microsoft windows 7 ultimate looks genuine labeled up properly and unopened

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#4
April 25, 2012 at 14:00:36
Definitely isn't legal according to Microsoft's T&C's, but if you've paid for it then you may just as well try installing it & see what happens. Just make sure you have backed up anything you cannot afford to lose beforehand and you know how to reinstall your original OS should it all go pear-shaped.

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#5
April 25, 2012 at 14:05:46
I would doubt the US -v- UK aspects would affect it actually working in the UK.

As for the legalities I would have thought they correspond to the "distribution" rather than usage (assuming it is legitimate and not a pirate).

However, as these are only my "thoughts" on the subject it would be best to sit tight to see if you get a more definite input.

EDIT:
Ooops - I didn't notice the answer you were already given in #2, and I overlapped with #4.


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April 25, 2012 at 16:56:44
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I don't know if it is legal to use but it is not legal to distribute. Due to the regulations of the European Union Microsoft was required to create a special N version of Windows 7 that omitted Windows Media Player and related applications. These are included in North American versions. They are available as a free download.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IE/windows7/products/What-is-Windows-7-N-edition


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#7
April 25, 2012 at 17:52:09
Turn in the people who sold it and see if the cops offer any money to snitch on them.

Text, talk, drive...CRASH.

Hang up and drive @#$%^^


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