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  1. #91


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    It is the same with Vista. All consumer editions are on the install dvd. If you like, you can add your own editions - updated, modified, whatever.

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  2. #92


    Like i said before, the Dell DVD that comes with Dell machine is a non distributable DVD which would pass as a restore media used to get your Dell machine back to factory settings. This DVD version is different to a retail version.

    If the Dell DVD is what i just stated how is it legal to use on a non Dell machine? This is not to say it won't work.
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  3. #93


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    I think the point is - you can use any install media - as long as you also use your own purchased key. The key might be in the bios (oem preinstall ), or it may be one you enter yourself.

    The media shouldn't matter. ( Tho it is possible the oem may have put something in there which could cause a problem on a non Dell machine - unattend settings or similar - however according to Pp , that doesn't seem to be the case).
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  4. #94


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Like i said before, the Dell DVD that comes with Dell machine is a non distributable DVD which would pass as a restore media used to get your Dell machine back to factory settings. This DVD version is different to a retail version.

    If the Dell DVD is what i just stated how is it legal to use on a non Dell machine? This is not to say it won't work.
    You make the assertion that the disc is different. Perhaps it's just the exact same set of files given to Dell, HP, Acer, etc. The companies just put them on their stamped logo media.

    can you please tell me what can be audited in the machine to indicate the wrong media was used? When Microsoft comes to audit me, how are they going to prove my illegal actions and misuse of my install media.
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  5. #95


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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Like i said before, the Dell DVD that comes with Dell machine is a non distributable DVD which would pass as a restore media used to get your Dell machine back to factory settings. This DVD version is different to a retail version.

    If the Dell DVD is what i just stated how is it legal to use on a non Dell machine? This is not to say it won't work.
    PParks can confirm this ( I think he already did in his other post). It's not a recovery disk/restore disk. It doesn't reimage the PC to factory condition. It's regular install media with a Dell logo on it. If it was recovery media it would not work on the Acers.
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  6. #96


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Like i said before, the Dell DVD that comes with Dell machine is a non distributable DVD which would pass as a restore media used to get your Dell machine back to factory settings. This DVD version is different to a retail version.

    If the Dell DVD is what i just stated how is it legal to use on a non Dell machine? This is not to say it won't work.
    PParks can confirm this ( I think he already did in his other post). It's not a recovery disk/restore disk. It doesn't reimage the PC to factory condition. It's regular install media with a Dell logo on it. If it was recovery media it would not work on the Acers.
    Yes, it is not recovery media.

    I think the concern here is a hold out from the old days where the Dell media would activate without providing a key or using a key from the bios. You were told that you could only use this Dell media on a Dell, and unless the disc was actually used on a Dell, it would not work. (Unless you hacked your box).

    These days there is a big change and it renders this old concern as a non concern.
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  7. #97


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Like i said before, the Dell DVD that comes with Dell machine is a non distributable DVD which would pass as a restore media used to get your Dell machine back to factory settings. This DVD version is different to a retail version.

    If the Dell DVD is what i just stated how is it legal to use on a non Dell machine? This is not to say it won't work.
    PParks can confirm this ( I think he already did in his other post). It's not a recovery disk/restore disk. It doesn't reimage the PC to factory condition. It's regular install media with a Dell logo on it. If it was recovery media it would not work on the Acers.
    Yes, it is not recovery media.

    I think the concern here is a hold out from the old days where the Dell media would activate without providing a key or using a key from the bios. You were told that you could only use this Dell media on a Dell, and unless the disc was actually used on a Dell, it would not work. (Unless you hacked your box).

    These days there is a big change and it renders this old concern as a non concern.
    Exactly, that's the point I have been trying to make. With the old OEM-SLP activation each brand had their own SLP and the install media was modified for their brand specifically. Every Dell used the same SLP key. Also like you said the Dell OEM disk wouldn't work on another manufacturers PC. It's all different now. Each OEM PC has its own key and all install media know how to read it. It you hadn't have mentioned that your Disk had a Dell logo on this we would not have had this conversation. There "may" be some custom branding on the disk that adds Dell Logos to the system screen etc but it has no effect on activation and legality of the system. It may also just be a plain jain Windows 8 DVD with a Dell Logo silk screened on it. Anyway, the simple fact is the PC's all used and activated with their legal embedded product codes. The embedded codes are the equivalent of a COA sticker so all PC's are legal.
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  8. #98


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Like i said before, the Dell DVD that comes with Dell machine is a non distributable DVD which would pass as a restore media used to get your Dell machine back to factory settings. This DVD version is different to a retail version.

    If the Dell DVD is what i just stated how is it legal to use on a non Dell machine? This is not to say it won't work.
    You make the assertion that the disc is different. Perhaps it's just the exact same set of files given to Dell, HP, Acer, etc. The companies just put them on their stamped logo media.

    can you please tell me what can be audited in the machine to indicate the wrong media was used? When Microsoft comes to audit me, how are they going to prove my illegal actions and misuse of my install media.
    I am referring to the words off the DVD itself. Assuming the DVD is the resinstallation DVD.

    http://www.ibuy-soft.com/UploadFile/...4241040054.jpg

    If you reinstall using this media directly or indirectly (copy to USB) onto a non Dell machine wouldn't it be a violation of copyright laws?

    I'm not saying you aren't a lawfull biding citizen and if you are you would not condone such actions and express it especially on a public forum like this.

    As for audit, i think you can get away with it provided you have your HP DVDs or simply a legit license.
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  9. #99


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Like i said before, the Dell DVD that comes with Dell machine is a non distributable DVD which would pass as a restore media used to get your Dell machine back to factory settings. This DVD version is different to a retail version.

    If the Dell DVD is what i just stated how is it legal to use on a non Dell machine? This is not to say it won't work.
    PParks can confirm this ( I think he already did in his other post). It's not a recovery disk/restore disk. It doesn't reimage the PC to factory condition. It's regular install media with a Dell logo on it. If it was recovery media it would not work on the Acers.
    Yes, it is not recovery media.

    I think the concern here is a hold out from the old days where the Dell media would activate without providing a key or using a key from the bios. You were told that you could only use this Dell media on a Dell, and unless the disc was actually used on a Dell, it would not work. (Unless you hacked your box).

    These days there is a big change and it renders this old concern as a non concern.


    Using the Dell or Fujitsu Windows 8 install DVD on any Dell or Fujitsu PC, after install, there will be no CrapWare & missing drivers.
    And will not be back to factory condition.
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  10. #100


    If its not a reinstallation DVD, it must be a retail version??? Does it say on it not to make illegal copies be it on another DVD or other media??
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