2114Re: [NTO] OEM Win2k
- May 9, 2001At 06:23 PM 5/9/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello AllRay, I would go slow on this one until you have all the facts.
>I know of a damaged Pentium III PC for sale at a very low price. I'm
>considering buying it just to get the Win2000 operating system CD plus
>Service Pack 1. I'll scrap the computer and load the operating system onto
>my computer (also a Pentium III).
I looked into a similar deal in the Compaq line and rejected
it when it became apparent that interchangeability of software
was not possible.
>1.) Is this legal? That is, is it ok to continue to use an OriginalMy feeling, if not conviction, is that legality of software ownership
>Equipment Manufacturer's version of Windows 2000 on a computer other than
>the one the system came on (assuming the original PC is no longer in
goes with ownership of the hardware/software package. Policies
of the manufacturer can, however, make this difficult if not
>2.) The damaged (and soon to be scrapped PC) is a Dell and my machine is aI can't speak for Dell, but I am in a similar situation with Compaq.
>Gateway. Are OEM versions of the operating system manufacturer-specific? I
>wouldn't mind if the initial splash screen shows the Dell Logo. I'm
>concerned about operational compatibility of the OS with the rest of my
>hardware and software, especially Office Professional.
Their restore disks, which have WIN98 on them, are specifically
tied to a designated Compaq model and work on no other. For that
reason, I will never buy another Compaq. (They are are also put
together in a way which limits expansion.)
This has nothing to do with performace. The Compaq has worked
well for me for three years and has been extremely stable with a
little help from the manuals and self-help websites. I have a model
loaded with WIN98SE, using the Pentium II chip. It runs at 300mhz
and has a 8.5gig HD and 64megs of RAM.
>Thanks for the insight.
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