Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 36819
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2005/3/23-24 [Computer/HW/Laptop, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:36819 Activity:nil
3/22    Say you buy a brand new laptop that says it comes with Windows XP,
        Word, Excel, etc. I know that they come preinstalled, but let's say
        you want to reformat your drive and reinstall. Are ALL the softwares
        included in the package (CDs) so that you can reinstall them?
        \_ Usually they are, but sometimes they are packaged in annoying way,
           i.e. the laptops comes with a rescue CD that let's you restore it
           to the (lame) factory defaults it shipped with (which does include
           all that software, but is also the default Toshiba or Dell or
           whatever configuration) -dans
        \_ You are buying OEM copies of the software (WinXP, Office), which
           amounts to hundreds of dollars.  The OEM license allows you to
           re-install the software on that computer.  If you don't have CDs,
           you can request them from the manufacturer of your notebook.
           No migrating the license to another computer, though -- that's not
           covered by the OEM license.
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