The Principle is simple. If one buy a PC With Win10 and uses Linux instead, one can sell The Win10 activation Key. Legally and confirmed by highest EU court. This ist true With Bulk OEM als Well.
recent reference please.
Last I checked , NZ isnt part of the EU.
EU laws dont apply here, and certainly dont apply in the USA , MS's Terms & Conditions do.
and , adding more FUD
MS only having themselves to blame.
They made this mess by having a quagmire of ever changing, complex licensing rules with too many licensing models.
The people who sell MS products in the shops have no idea and often give completely wrong info on whats being bought & how many
PC's it can be installed on.
So many times Ive had the argument with clients, they say: "Im allowed to install it on 3 PC's, thats what they said at the shop I bought it from" etc etc
And MS will re-activate OEM licenses on new hardware (similar to below).
MS know when OEM's keys are being re-used on differnent hardware. They choose to look the other way I guess.