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Topic # 46725 8-Nov-2009 17:34
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anyone keen in buying this pack?
its a $500 buy now for vista family pack, which has 3 uses. im keen to pay $167 for one use,
i dont know if its possible, but if anyone wants to split the purchase 3 ways?
this is the auction

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=252375838




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  Reply # 271043 8-Nov-2009 17:50
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$150 USD on ebay which is $203 NZD, why pay $500?!




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  Reply # 271048 8-Nov-2009 18:14
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its a family pack, has 3 activation copies, so if i divide cost with 3 ppl itll be cheaper




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  Reply # 271049 8-Nov-2009 18:19
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I think the point is why don't you get a copy from eBay then split the costs that way. NZ$70 each is a lot cheaper than NZ$167 each.

Then you'll need to find two others who are happy to break the MS licensing agreement, and will have to sort out who keeps the original box and disc etc...



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  Reply # 271053 8-Nov-2009 18:44
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ok true, $70 each of ebay?
holy.....s..... thanks!




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  Reply # 271067 8-Nov-2009 20:20
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 Then you'll need to find two others who are happy to break the MS licensing agreement, and will have to sort out who keeps the original box and disc etc...



+1 - I think you'll find that the licensing agreement does not cover what you are proposing to do.



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  Reply # 271070 8-Nov-2009 20:27
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ok thanks. dont want to be breaking rules :o




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  Reply # 271071 8-Nov-2009 20:27
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ill try buy one off expert infotech, just a single pack, looks about $189




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  Reply # 271255 9-Nov-2009 12:02
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b0untypure1: ill try buy one off expert infotech, just a single pack, looks about $189


Be careful with this place.  I've had a bad experience with them (not wanting to honour a waranty), and have read numerous things about their lack of service.

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  Reply # 271256 9-Nov-2009 12:09
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Einfo aren't worth the hassle :) try Computerlounge.co.nz for an extra $10






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  Reply # 271257 9-Nov-2009 12:11
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Oh, and my family pack arrives soon from the US after being sent today from microsoft to an address of a mate under her credit card :)

$231 for the 3pack($149US + express 2 day shipping) oh yeah :)

Although I just found out my work gets cheap licences too today, we pay for the media plus a licence for an as yet unknown price. Which annoys me :( we used to get XP licences for free, so it'll be pretty cheap, but I've only got one PC without Win7 going on it, so I'll just upgrade that as and when I get my work licence




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  Reply # 271323 9-Nov-2009 15:55
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ok ill browse computer lounge
thanks for the warning




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  Reply # 271326 9-Nov-2009 15:59
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Just be warned, when it says OEM, a lot of peopel don't know it's meant to be sold with hardware, like this:
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=10410

Sometimes the e-tailers forget and sell it, other times they want you buy something else(most cases ram, dvd-rw, video card) etc




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  Reply # 271329 9-Nov-2009 16:08
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oh an OEM. thats crap :S




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  Reply # 271375 9-Nov-2009 17:53
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I see all the family packs on ebay are listed as upgrades. Does that mean I can install it on a computer with no operating system or can I only upgrade from a legit vista/xp install?

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  Reply # 271383 9-Nov-2009 18:09
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k14: I see all the family packs on ebay are listed as upgrades. Does that mean I can install it on a computer with no operating system or can I only upgrade from a legit vista/xp install?



Head over to this page on Microsoft's website and select the appropriate software release from the dropdown lists:


http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/useterms/default.aspx


I used Windows 7 Home premium as an example, download the licensing terms - #15 states:



 UPGRADES. To use upgrade software, you must first be licensed for the software that is eligible for the upgrade. Upon upgrade, this agreement takes the place of the agreement for the software you upgraded from. After you upgrade, you may no longer use the software you upgraded from.

 

So - the short answer is that if you are NOT currently a licensed user of eligible software then you cannot use the sotware.

 

Specifically if you have no operating system, then you cannot use an upgrade license and still be legit.

 

Some versions of Microsoft software used to check for the previous software as well, which if you wanted to do a "Clean" install (in case this is what is driving this question) the installer would stop part way through and require the original software installation media to be inserted so it could check the eligibility.

 

Disclaimer: I've not yet installed Windows 7, so my comments above are educated conjecture based upon the material made available already by Microsoft.


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