Re: My Vendor threw away my xp pro disks!



Mike Brannigan [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
"Robert Moir" <robspamtrap+msnews@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:ObcS%23maVFHA.1452@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Mike Brannigan [MSFT] wrote:
>> "jd" <jdumont@@novuscom.net> wrote in message
>> news:u6oJbPQVFHA.628@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> I bought 7 licenses and installed xp pro and activated all of them.
>>> I have the COA sticker on the cases.
>>> The guy threw out all my cd's by mistake. Can I just burn a few
>>> copies? They were oem cd's.
>>
>> No you may not make burned copies of the media.
>> You need to get your OEM or "the guy" to give you the media that they
>> owe you.
>
> I'm confused. If the software *licence* is the important bit, and the user
> has proof of purchase in a receipt, presumably, plus the COA sticker and
> the other bits and pieces that come in an OEM windows licence pack, why
> should it matter who made the install media, providing its the right type?
>

I don't have an OEM CD to hand but the vast majority of our product CDs have
a statement on the CD surface label along the lines of "Do not make illegal
copies of this disk".
So while the license is important there are certain restrictions on the
production of CDs of Microsoft copyrighted material especially if someone
else is providing you with a "copied" CD - you have no idea of the true
content and quality of that disk etc.


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"Robert Moir" <robspamtrap+msnews@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:ObcS%23maVFHA.1452@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Mike Brannigan [MSFT] wrote:
>> "jd" <jdumont@@novuscom.net> wrote in message
>> news:u6oJbPQVFHA.628@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> I bought 7 licenses and installed xp pro and activated all of them.
>>> I have the COA sticker on the cases.
>>> The guy threw out all my cd's by mistake. Can I just burn a few
>>> copies? They were oem cd's.
>>
>> No you may not make burned copies of the media.
>> You need to get your OEM or "the guy" to give you the media that they
>> owe you.
>
> I'm confused. If the software *licence* is the important bit, and the user
> has proof of purchase in a receipt, presumably, plus the COA sticker and
> the other bits and pieces that come in an OEM windows licence pack, why
> should it matter who made the install media, providing its the right type?
>
>
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Robert Moir
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Mike Brannigan [MSFT] wrote:

> I don't have an OEM CD to hand but the vast majority of our product
> CDs have a statement on the CD surface label along the lines of "Do
> not make illegal copies of this disk".

But if I make a copy to use within the terms of my licence agreement surely
that is a "legal" copy.

> So while the license is important there are certain restrictions on
> the production of CDs of Microsoft copyrighted material especially if
> someone else is providing you with a "copied" CD - you have no idea
> of the true content and quality of that disk etc.

On that we agree. I'd only want to use copies I had made myself.


Re: My Vendor threw away my xp pro disks!