10/14/2006

Microsoft Makes Vista Licensing Tougher On Users

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 4:39 pm

Microsoft has released licenses for the Windows Vista operating system that dramatically differ from those for Windows XP in that they limit the number of times that retail editions can be transferred to another device.

The new licenses, which were highlighted by the Vista team on its official blog Tuesday, add new restrictions to how and where Windows can be used.

“The first user of the software may reassign the license to another device one time. If you reassign the license, that other device becomes the “licensed device,” reads the license for Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, and Business. In other words, once a retail copy of Vista is installed on a PC, it can be moved to another system only once.

Source: InformationWeek

 

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