Re: Windows XP Home Install CD



Jupiter Jones [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
The legalities aside, I would be careful about where it was downloaded.
Since it is out of Microsoft's control if the site is outside of Microsoft,
there is no guarantee the code has not been tampered with.
My guess the possibility is slight, but the downloader has no real guarantee
of quality.
Better to borrow an identical CD from a friend and search sources such as
Ebay for originals if Microsoft and computer manufacturer are not options.

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"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message >
LOL! The person offering the download is more than likely distributing
> software without MS's permission, so it would be very likely a violation
> of Copyright Law on the upload end of the equation, however, all grinning
> aside, you are correct to cast doubt on whether it would be illegal to
> DOWNLOAD it, assuming the OP legally purchase his/her software.
>
> Even the Music Industry has kept to suing those that offer music to others
> (distribute) over file-sharing, and have yet sued anyone for merely
> downloading songs. It is a very grey area of the law, that will have
> contrary court decision for quite a while unless and until either these
> cases make their way up to the Supremes, and/or Congress gets off its fat
> ass and actually does something for a change. Personally, I rather that
> Congress stay on their fat asses, because if they act, they are more than
> likely favor the lobbyist of the Corporate Copyright Owners as they have
> with almost every addition or revision of Copyright Law for many decades.
> The Supremes more than likely are better suited to solved this situation
> more equitably.
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
Jupiter Jones [MVP] wrote:
> The legalities aside, I would be careful about where it was
> downloaded. Since it is out of Microsoft's control if the site is
> outside of Microsoft, there is no guarantee the code has not been
> tampered with. My guess the possibility is slight, but the downloader
> has no real
> guarantee of quality.
> Better to borrow an identical CD from a friend and search sources
> such as Ebay for originals if Microsoft and computer manufacturer are
> not options.

And I would agree with you, that borrowing from a friend would be the
best bet.

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Re: Windows XP Home Install CD