@Znod Its all cool with me, no I didn't think you were singling me out. I often make "I want to set the record straight" comments knowing a lot of people may read a thread.
I think I see where you're going with this. When you talk software you're referring to the actual media, the CD or DVD. To me the software is the actual installed program. In this case Windows 8. If I gave you my Windows 8 DVD and no product code the software has not actually changed hands or been transferred. You don't have my license. If someone downloads just an ISO of Windows with no product code no software has been transferred from one PC to the next. It's just install media and useless without a license to use it.
Last edited by znod; 17 Apr 2013 at 10:35.
Admittedly, MS is clumsy, as it always has been, in writing EULA's. But, I think MS's intentions are clear in regard to both the retail and the OEM EULA's.
Last edited by znod; 17 Apr 2013 at 10:50.
@Znod, at this point I'll agree to disagree and leave it at that.
@ Theog, that leads me to _Default > ProfessionalWMC as I've since upgraded to 8 Pro and then added Media Center. The license file in that folder talks about Windows 8 Pro with Media Center.
In any case I'm not worried about the legality of my system or the procedure I used to install Windows 8 on it. It's legally activated and passes WGA.
computer preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 8 Pro.
Originally Posted by Microsoft OEM
Can I transfer the software to another user? You may transfer the software directly to another user, only with the licensed computer. The transfer must include the software, proof of purchase, and, if provided with the computer, an authentic Windows label such as the certificate of authenticity label, including the product key. You may not keep any copies of the software or any earlier version. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software.
Thanks Theog, I'll have a look see at that latter.