Microsoft clears the clouds over Vista Licensing
October 26, 2006 Leave a comment
Since a week, there are too many discussions around Windows Vista licensing. It has created enough ripples in existing windows user community and had given much boost to anti-MS activists.
According to the licensing terms, if you buy a windows vista, the license will be tightly coupled with your hardware and can be activated only once. Any hardware change such as HDD, Main board etc would require a new license again. This has created a fearsome ripple in user community. A normal windows user might not want to install Vista over many machines many times. But many of the Windows enthusiasts and geeks does this many many times. They change hardware, try new hardware and re-install OS many times. The new licensing terms would cause a big hit to these activities.
Today Microsoft has cleared the clouds over the licensing terms, while talking to a hardware tech news website “bit-tech” and said that “Windows Vista will not require a system re-activation unless the hard drive and one other component is changed. This means that enthusiasts will be able to swap CPUs, memory and graphics cards out without any worry about having to re-activate with MS, either on the internet or by phone.”
and @ Engadget