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  Reply # 1647262 7-Oct-2016 13:16
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ironwires:

 

Excuse me? Who are you? I was replying to Lias, not you, correct? Plus, I thought M$ is just short for Microsoft because it is so rich, what made you so aggressive? NATHAN@Microsoft?

 

 

That would be the guy who works for Microsoft who possibly could have answered your query but decided not to because you insulted his employer.

 

 

 

It pays to be nice on this forum, and everywhere else for that matter.

 

 

As you can see, i was always polite from the beginning, wasn't I?

 

I really don't know "M$" has any negative meaning, I was just trying to save some typings, that is all. We always call "M$" back in my country, as you might already figured it out from my wording - I am not a native speaker. So the question for "Nathan" is why he can't  just remind me that "M$" is not a good word to use? He definitely knows that I wasn't mean to say something bad to his employer.

 

If I was using any unsuitable word by mistake I apologize here. However, I disagree with you and I truly believe that is not a good attitude for a vendor giant like Microsoft.

 

 

 

Thank you.




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  Reply # 1647295 7-Oct-2016 13:39
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ubergeeknz:

 

This outlines it pretty well.  From my cursory read through, you just buy W10, and install whatever version you need https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/learn-more/brief-downgrade-rights.aspx

 

Looks like they only provide downloads for 10 and 8.1 so you need to dig out whatever media you have for W7 or order a disk

 

 

 

 

Thank you for the reply.

 

 

 

So that means we don't need to downgrade Win10 to Win7,  we just need to buy some Win10 licenses, then use these Win10 license keys onto Win7 copies? 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1647297 7-Oct-2016 13:43
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ironwires:

 

As you can see, i was always polite from the beginning, wasn't I?

 

I really don't know "M$" has any negative meaning, I was just trying to save some typings, that is all. We always call "M$" back in my country, as you might already figured it out from my wording - I am not a native speaker. So the question for "Nathan" is why he can't  just remind me that "M$" is not a good word to use? He definitely knows that I wasn't mean to say something bad to his employer.

 

If I was using any unsuitable word by mistake I apologize here. However, I disagree with you and I truly believe that is not a good attitude for a vendor giant like Microsoft.

 

 

 

Thank you.

 

 

The abbreviation would be MS. M$ which has always been derogatory and just because it is what you have always used does not change that.

 

As taken from the Urban dictionary: Short for Microsoft, used to imply Microsoft cares more for money than it does for security, stability, and anything else that could make a good Operating System

 

Nathan was never going to take it well and nor should he. Anyway, now you know. Please don't do it again :)






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  Reply # 1647300 7-Oct-2016 13:50
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ironwires:

 

ubergeeknz:

 

This outlines it pretty well.  From my cursory read through, you just buy W10, and install whatever version you need https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/learn-more/brief-downgrade-rights.aspx

 

Looks like they only provide downloads for 10 and 8.1 so you need to dig out whatever media you have for W7 or order a disk

 

 

Thank you for the reply.

 

So that means we don't need to downgrade Win10 to Win7,  we just need to buy some Win10 licenses, then use these Win10 license keys onto Win7 copies? 

 

 

Presumably the portal gives you some kind of VLK for Win7.

 

If you're really stuck, I would suggest giving Microsoft a call directly.


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  Reply # 1647352 7-Oct-2016 15:20
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 From the Geekzone Forum Usage Guidelines (FUG)

 

  • When talking about a company use their real name. We follow the principle that respect must go both ways.

 

But I'm interested in the answer to this question too.

 

Realistically, what could go wrong in using an new OEM licence?

 

Why does Microsoft have different terms for a virtual machine? Just sell a copy of the OS already (I know 'retail' versions are like this).

 

 




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  Reply # 1647365 7-Oct-2016 15:37
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Thank you everyone for answering my question.


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  Reply # 1647539 8-Oct-2016 00:10
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Dairyxox:

 

 From the Geekzone Forum Usage Guidelines (FUG)

 

  • When talking about a company use their real name. We follow the principle that respect must go both ways.

 

But I'm interested in the answer to this question too.

 

Realistically, what could go wrong in using an new OEM licence?

 

Why does Microsoft have different terms for a virtual machine? Just sell a copy of the OS already (I know 'retail' versions are like this).

 

 

 

 

An OEM license is only legally licensed to a specific piece of hardware, and the license is forever tied to that hardware. OP is talking about datacentre virtualisation of the OS, which is clearly not a possible use under those licensing terms. As to consequences, semi worst case is Microsoft come and do a software audit, and demand a large settlement, ultimate worst case is Microsoft sue the company and potentially individuals within it. 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1647544 8-Oct-2016 00:17
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ubergeeknz:

 

 

 

Presumably the portal gives you some kind of VLK for Win7.

 

If you're really stuck, I would suggest giving Microsoft a call directly.

 

 

It does with the appropriate agreement(s) in place.

 

OP really needs to talk to Datacom again, and chat to one of their licensing specialist type people





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