My family has been using Linux/Mac for many years, but the time has come when the kids are clamouring for Steam accounts/games - and that means Windows. Now, $350 is never going to happen, but $150 - I can wear that if it gets me a *legit* copy of Windows 7. I - being a numpty - thought the 'OEM' version was just a no-frills version of the retail box. On closer inspection, I found it could only be installed on one machine (ever). "Oh well", I thought, and clicked 'Buy'. The site was more than happy to sell it to me.
So the plain-pack arrives, and it turns out that I have to 'on-sell' the machine for the license to be valid. And I have to use an "OPK" or whatever to install it.
My question is, if I am going to be falling foul of the EULA regardless, why would I not just pirate it? I feel like I've wasted $150. I realise I am sailing quite close to the FUG here, but what do 'normal' people do? I'm just a law-abiding dude with kids that wanna play Skyrim..